Tennesse Principal Apologizes for Counter BLM Message during Black History Month

A Tennesse principal decided that it’s school’s Black History Month’s theme would be All Lives Matter now their apologizing. East Ridge Middle School in Chattanooga distributed a newsletter to it’s students and faculty informing them of the schools decision to symbolically counter protest Black Lives Matter during a time (February) which is set aside to celebrate Black American history. Now it’s principal “Christy Drake” has attempted to clarify her imperfect timing with a sorry according to CNN.

Tennessee residents recently voted in favor of keeping former Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue in it’s state’s capitol building. -Source: Shelly Mays/The Tennessean

“As a black woman in leadership, I embrace civil rights, Black History Month and the sacrifices that have been made by those who came before me. I hope that my students, many of whom look like me, believe in the possibilities of their unlimited potential.”

Parents slammed Drake’s gesture stating “Whoever thought that was a good idea really just has refused to think critically about it or just doesn’t want to educated themselves about it and that disturbs me from the educators of my children said Jessica Arnold. Black, Hispanic and Native American students make up 71% of Tennessees pupils according to the Department of Education.

Do you think she’s sorry?


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