NAACP Booed, Called 'Racist' By Whites At Georgia School Board Meeting (Video) - (2015) However, a white supporter of the Confederate symbols claimed that Blanks was trying to erase his heritage and added that everything Blanks said was "racist," which brought loud cheers from the audience.
Effingham NAACP President Leroy Lloyd described the Confederate flag: “We see it as a symbol of hate and racism,” reports The Augusta Chronicle.
However, the mostly-white audience was overwhelmingly supportive of the Confederate symbols at the school.
One woman told the NAACP members, "You want to end racism, then people like you need to stay away from places like this."
School Superintendent Randy Shearouse claimed that the school didn't have a mascot.
However, The Augusta Chronicle reports that there are two signs with a Confederate soldier inside the school, people wave Confederate flags during sports games and “Dixie” is played by the school marching band. "Dixie" is told from the perspective of a former slave who misses the South.
NAACP files complaint against Wake school board :: WRAL.com - (March 5, 2010) Durham, N.C. — The debate over halting a policy that diversifies schools in a North Carolina county is turning strident with accusations of racism. Officials with the North Carolina NAACP filed a complaint Friday against the Wake County Board of Education, saying that a comment by Chairman Ron Margiotta referring to opponents of the policy as "animals" indicated that the board has "racist attitudes."
Wake County School Board Plans To Resegregate | News One: (Dec 8, 2010) At a news conference Saturday morning, NAACP leaders said the new Wake County School Board’s decision to move to neighborhood schools is part of a national trend.
“This gang of four here in Wake County isn’t just trying to tear this county apart,” NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said. “They’re trying to tear this country apart.”
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