Portland, Oregon 2021-09-14 20:10:45 –
Comments and images were posted to a Snapchat group called “Slave Trade”
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —The Newberg School District is investigating student involvement in racist groups on social media.
A related student at Newberg High School recently shared a screenshot online showing a fellow student’s racial slur and homosexual comments posted on a Snapchat group called the “slave trade.”
In a letter sent to parents and staff on Tuesday, Newberg High School principal Tamierion confirmed that the district learned of student involvement in the group last week. School officials immediately began investigating “serious and inappropriate cases,” according to Elion.
Elion’s statement is partly as follows:
“The investigation is still underway and we cannot comment on the details, but as always, we reassure the community that we are following Board policies related to harassment, bullying, and potential disciplinary action. We are deeply disappointed that this action or activity has been shown by someone in our community. We believe in what we believe in and in Newbergnation. We condemn this behavior, which is the opposite of our family position. As a community, we continue to address the issues of diversity, fairness, inclusiveness, and attribution. Newberg High School is gender, gender. We are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students by banning bullying based on orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, or disability. “
Oregon House Majority Leader and Education and Labor Relations Commission Chairman Barbara Smith Warner responded to the incident in a statement, with students joining the Snapchat group joking about “auctioning black classmates.” Said that.
“Such an incident just makes black students feel that their lives are not a problem. As the leader of the House majority and the chairman of the House Board of Education, we stand with you and Check out Black Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter, “Warner wrote.
“The slave trade is the origin of centuries of genocide and violence against the black community, expelling, enslaving and harming millions of families. We heal as a nation and as a nation. To be successful, we need to understand our history and how violence has been used to suppress the BIPOC and LGBTQ + communities to this day.
“This emphasizes the importance of policies such as Every Student Belongs, which bans symbols of hatred in the classroom, and condemns Newberg’s efforts to withdraw these policies. Board of Education directors Shannon, Powell, Dehart, and Brown are enthusiastic about carrying out their biased, politically motivated agenda and make us as adults in the room for guidance. I just bolded and justified this kind of behavior from the students watching.
“Once again, we urge the Board to do the right thing, withdraw the ban on Black Lives Matter and Pride signs, and refocus on creating a safe and cozy environment for students.
“We are committed to the safety and well-being of all students in all schools in Oregon. During the next regular session in February 2022, we will be in the school board and district where student safety is not a priority. I will challenge. “
Newberg Board of Education Still Involved in a controversy over the ban on LGBTQ pride and the Black Lives Matter flag And a symbol on the school grounds.
The board passed the ban in August with a 4 to 3 vote. Proponents said that the symbols of BLM and pride are political and that public schools have no place to live.
The board was to meet virtually Tuesday night after revealing a decision that could withdraw the flag ban. It’s unclear if the board will approve the Snapchat incident. The meeting starts at 7 pm with zoom.
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