An excerpt fromÂ No Apology from Gwinnett Superintendent in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
During a discussion two weeks ago, an administrator said the disproportionate discipline of minorities is a problem for school districts nationwide except in Idaho, according to a study.Wilbanks simply doesn`t understand professional protocol. The appropriate, time-honored way for educrats to respond to learning about the exceptionality of Idaho is to stroke their chins thoughtfully, remark, "Clearly, we all have much to learn from Idaho," then debate whether the official fact-finding mission to Idaho to study its racial sensitivity should go to Sun Valley in February or Coeur D`Alene in August
[Gwinnett County Schools Superintendent J. Alvin] Wilbanks then asked: "Do they have any blacks in Idaho? They don`t have many."
Wilbanks has said his statements were not meant to be "racist" or "insensitive."
However, the NAACP has asked for Wilbanks to apologize.