Three Colorado high school students have reenacted the death of George Floyd with a blackface student, and their headmaster resigned after the backlash.
According to KCNC-TV, a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Denver, the male students are from Mead High School in Longmont. You decided to mock a black man who has been the victim of police brutality and will go unpunished when the now former headmistress, Rachael Ayers, submitted her resignation.
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Ayers said her actions do not reflect the school as a whole. She quit her job on Monday after 12 years.
The picture of the incident posted on Snapchat showed two white boys kneeling on a black-faced white boy with a caption that read “Bye Seniors”.
A petition was published on change.org to raise awareness of the boys’ actions. The petition launched by Ana Carrillo has received more than 9,400 signatures for its goal of 10,000 signatures.
“We as a generation know that racial profiling and racism of any kind are unacceptable, and this at Mead High is really disappointing as the principle doesn’t work out as it should,” says Carrillo’s petition.
“It is unbelievable that there are still people who are so immature about racism. Everyone in our school represents Mead for who we are. It is disgusting that such students reenact a humiliating death, they have dishonored themselves and the name in our school. In our school people have committed racial discrimination and it will not be allowed. THESE CHILDREN MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS, ”she added.
Superintendent Don Haddad told the press that he could not reveal Ayers’ official reason for leaving amid controversy, but released a statement saying that his school system “has no tolerance for racism in any form and is becoming extremely serious Address the issue immediately and act accordingly, ”said the Daily Camera.
Since the picture was taken on school grounds, it is under investigation but it remains uncertain whether a possible charge could be brought.
Ayers will initially be led by Dr. Replaces Brian Young, who has been the principal of Frederick High School for the past five years.
According to Haddad, Young’s goal will be “to discuss student success and performance with an emphasis on a safe and inclusive school environment and culture for each student, teacher, staff and community member”.