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School Board Trustee Danielle Ford refers to male genitalia measuring contest in latest meeting

Statement comes weeks after controversial meeting
Posted at 12:00 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 12:46:06-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Clark County School District Trustee is back in the spotlight after she referred to a 'male genitalia' measuring contest during a recent, public work session meeting.

The meeting occurred at the Clark County School Board building on Wednesday morning.

The meeting had several agenda items including the possible restructuring of committee assignments and when Trustees are appointed to those committees.

During the debate, Trustee Linda Young, who represents District C, took exception to some proposed changes which would exclude her from a preferred appointment.

Dr. Young sparred with Clark County School Board President Lola Brooks for several minutes, accusing her of being insensitive and discriminatory in her approach to the possible restructuring.

Dr. Young laughed and scoffed on the phone while President Brooks reaffirmed her position and rationale.

Moments later, Trustee Danielle Ford, spoke up and came to Dr. Young's defense.

"My opinion is that, to me this isn't a topic of diversity," said Ford

"I don't think that anyone in this board is intentionally keeping Dr. Young off this committee because they don't want the diversity but there's a lot of past stuff that I don't really understand and to me it sounds like a d*** measuring contest and if a trustee has been here for 11 years, they should just be on the committee they want to," added Trustee Ford.

Ford joked about the incident on social media.

The comment comes just weeks after Danielle Ford inflamed racial tensions within the the Clark County School District when she used a racially insensitive phrase to describe some students.

13 Investigates attempted to contact Trustee Ford by Facebook and the School District by email late Wednesday night but a request for comment was not immediately returned.

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