Lillian Huckabee, a white student at Kusa High School, said in a meeting with the manager that she was “screaming out loud,” but “they didn’t stop me.”
A group of black students in Rome, Georgia, racist after some of them were stopped to plan a protest while their white counterparts were allowed to wave the federal flag on campus. Insists.
Four white students from Kusa High School reportedly waved a federal flag and threw a racial slur during the “farm day” -themed school spirit week leading up to their return. White students faced no impact, and their black students planned protests to bring awareness to the situation. However, some black students were suspended before the protests took place.
On Thursday, October 7, the day of the flag-waving incident, several black, white, and Hispanic students went to the school’s front office and complained to the school’s managers. They say black students were subsequently suspended, but white and Hispanic students who supported them were not.
Lillian Huckabee, a white student at Kusa High School, said she was “screaming out loud” during a meeting with her manager, but said “they didn’t stop me.”
“All African Americans, they paused them, and they didn’t pause them,” Huckabee told CBS46 reporter. Haley MasonMoving towards other protesting Caucasian and Hispanic students.
according to NewsweekThe presentation was made and recorded via the school intercom. “The administration is aware of tomorrow’s planned protests. If police witness a school here and insist that students encourage this type of activity, they will be disciplined to foster anxiety. Probably. “
Dozens of Kusahai children ignored those warnings and had their say.
“I feel I shouldn’t raise the Confederate flag. It’s a symbol of racism and makes me feel despised,” said the student protest organizer. Jarin Murray Said CBS 46..
Another student, Deziya Fain, “When the school did nothing about it, and we weren’t allowed to wear BLM (Black Lives Matter) stuff, and they were allowed to carry racist flags. I felt really rude when I was. “
Many parents supported the October 8 protest, which continued outside of school. They brought food, water and ice to help monitor protests.
In addition, some parents of black students were informed about the suspension of their children by a sheriff’s agent who came to their home. One parent said she had been pulled by an agent while she was driving and told her that her daughter had been suspended.
The suspension will be for two weeks from Friday, October 8th to Friday, October 22nd, and will include the return of Kusahhai, where students with tables will not be able to attend.
One black parent, Lekysha MorganShe said she was repeatedly complaining about the “emotional pain” that her three suspended children had endured after being called a racial slur at school. She claims that Coosa’s admins are constantly investigating the issue, but points out that they have taken no action.
In Floyd County, where Coosa High School is located, black students are suspended at the highest rate of 8%, while white students are suspended at 4% and Hispanic students are suspended at only 2%.
The Rome-Floyd County NAACP sent a letter to the school six months ago asking staff to address the issue of racially motivated harassment. They plan to meet their parents regarding a recent incident.
“I want to hear the concerns of my parents,” said the branch manager. Salad Lismalone Said Newsweek.. “We received so many calls that we need to hear from them. Then we will follow up on those complaints.”
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