~NAACP says initial information on the racially charged attire of a student deserves an open and transparent investigation. ~
“We are outraged and disturbed by the racially charged activities occurring at Liberty County High School in Bristol. The racially charged photo circulating on social media and photos of a student walking throughout the school’s campus in a confederate flag racially illustrates a lack of leadership initially by the school’s leadership and raises grave concerns. All public schools in Florida should have a strong and clear zero tolerance policy regarding discrimination of any kind and should never hint at racism. We understand some action has been taken on the racially charged photo by the student but more needs to be done to investigate this issue. Without equivocation, the NAACP calls on Liberty County School Board Members, the Superintendent and law enforcement to release details of the full investigation while ensuring the safety of all students, teachers and parents. The NAACP Florida State Conference is watching very closely and will continue to monitor this situation for the residents and members of Liberty County. It’s a shame in 2021, we are still fighting against racism and discrimination in our public schools and demanding accountability from our school leaders,” says Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. In 1941, the NAACP Florida State Conference was formed as the 1st State Conference in the nation. For more information on the NAACP Florida State Conference, please visit www.FLNAACP.com or follow us on Twitter @FLNAACP.