These Students Are Actually Being Taught To Hate
Students at Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) love dressing according to their spirit week’s themes.
But this year the theme, “Country vs. Country Club,” led to the most outrageously offensive antics.
A group of white students proudly flaunted Confederate flags through the halls, creating an environment of hostility for Black students.
One girl shared on social media: “If you got a problem with everything then suck it up, it’s history and heritage, wanna fight history then talk to Hitler I [don’t care].”
This student’s lack of compassion is common, according to one alumnus.
Cynise Bryant told The Washington Post that “the school is so blind to this behavior that teachers didn’t pay attention until there was a fight.” Her words match up with JFHS’s lax paraphernalia policy.
Students are regularly allowed to wear racist items and throw around racist insults, as long as it “doesn’t cause a disturbance.”
Superintendent Douglas Schuch insisted that the incident, school policy, and the dangerous indifference to the safety of Black students are being taken “very seriously.”
Flaunting a Confederate flag is not “heritage.” It’s an admission to embracing a legacy of hostility and violence towards Black people.
Most importantly, none of the Black students sent to this school for an education deserve to be disrespected by peers emboldened by the lack of consequences for their racism.
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