“WHITE LIVES MATTER” N-WORD GRAFFITI SPURS SCHOOL RACISM OUTCRY
Here’s What Investigation Found
Racist graffiti featuring the N-word and the phrase “white lives matter” was found in a Chesterfield, Missouri, high school girls bathroom last week — and the outcry was immediate.
Parkway Central High School’s principal Tim McCarthy told students “actions and speech which degrade an individual’s human dignity” and “are motivated by hate, not love … have no place at Central High,” KMOV-TV reported.
How did others react to the graffiti?
“This is very much a white-person issue that we need to tackle as white people and speak up against,” parent Alexandria Lane-Detwiler noted in a video recorded at a community meeting about the incident.
“I was shocked, honestly, that my peers decided to write something like that,” senior Kaila Robinson told KMOV. “It makes me feel like I’m hated, honestly, walking through the doors now.”
“As a parent I don’t have any tolerance for it,” Kaylinn Mahale told KMOV, who added that her son is a “multiethnic kid, and I want him to feel equal like everyone else.”
AND IN THE END…
A non-white student confessed to writing the graffiti, school officials said Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.