Part of doing well in school or in the work world is pride in one's self. Part of it is the incentitive of recognition of a tough job done well. Apparently, unless this story turns out to have some other component which isn't available to us yet, the latter just isn't there for young black girls with children. Maybe the school thought she watched too much television - black people do that, you know....and they lack discipline. I know they do. State told me so. That's why she needed a white counter-part with a lower GPA. Someone who wasn't genetically lazy and undisciplined and flopped in front of a TV set makes a far better valedictorian - dam the better grades and all. Kymberly Wimberly was the top student at McGehee Secondary School in Little Rock, Ark. As is customary, the school named her valedictorian. Shortly after, the school's principal, Darrell Thompson, appointed a white student with a lower grade point average as co-valedictorian to avoid a "big mess" at the majority white school. For some reason, the principal thought this was acceptable, which is why Wimberly's mother is suing the school system. In the lawsuit, she also states that black students are discouraged from taking honors and Advanced Placement classes and that the school is discriminating against her daughter as valedictorian because Kymberly is a young mother. Black Valedictorian Can't Be Top Student?