Jim Crow is Back: Driver accused of forcing black kids to back of bus

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Driver accused of forcing black kids to back of bus (CNN/AP)

COUSHATTA, Louisiana (AP) — A Louisiana school district suspended a white bus driver while it investigates complaints that she ordered nine black children to sit at the back of the bus. No previous complaints have been lodged against the driver, who has worked several years for the Red River Parish school district, school Superintendent Kay Easley said Thursday. She refused to reveal the driver’s name.

“I’m trying to get all this straight, and settled, so we can all move on,” Easley said….

New ‘Survivor’ divides groups by race (AP/Yahoo)

LOS ANGELES – Get ready for a segregated “Survivor.” Race will matter on the upcoming season of the CBS show as contestants will be divided into four tribes by ethnicity. That means blacks, whites, Latinos and Asians in separate groups.

The announcement was made on CBS’ Early Show. Host Jeff Probst says the idea “actually came from the criticism that ‘Survivor’ was not ethnically diverse enough.” He says the twist fits in perfectly with what “Survivor” does, saying the show is “a social experiment. And this is adding another layer to that experiment.” Probst says contestants had mixed reactions to the racial divisions….

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