So what's the problem now? Turns out that this morning the Dallas School District bussed some 5,700 boys to see the film at the AMC Mesquite Theater in the city as part of a Black History Month educational event.
Problem is it was just boys. Girls were kept from seeing the film.
The district paid a reported $32,000 for the excursion with Title I funds which are earmarked for low-income students, which one would assume with means both boys and girls.
A spokesman for the Dallas school district was quoted as saying that the reason why girls were excluded was because: "there is only so much available space at the movie theater, so the decision was made for boys to attend the movie. Girls stayed at school but principals were given the option to show them Akeelah and the Bee"
Well then I guess that's makes up for it.
h/t to Clifton Coleman