Six White highschool college students in Moody, Alabama are being accused of racism after posting an image of them standing on a Black male scholar, who’s mendacity face down on the ground with the caption “We received us one,” AL.com reviews.
The Moody Excessive Faculty Principal mentioned that the group of college students are all pals and it was a meant to be a joke, however that the image is offensive.
“We have now confirmed that each one college students concerned are pals and took part voluntarily in creating the image, which they are saying was meant to be a ‘joke’,” Principal Christopher Walters advised AL.com on Monday. “The image is offensive and unacceptable, and it doesn’t replicate the values of our faculty, our college students, or our group,”
Social media customers blasted college students and have rejected claims that “there’s nothing racist” concerning the picture.
“It’s disgusting, disgraceful and disturbing to see this image and declare that there’s nothing racist about it! Why are there so many individuals on this nation so proud of their ignorance and backward pondering?” one commenter mentioned, per AL.com.
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***Swipe*** That is from Moody Excessive Faculty in Moody Alabama. Each Friday throughout soccer season the scholars gown up, I assume as a spirit factor to excite the scholars. This previous Friday was “Redneck Day.” Why you’d have a redneck day in 2018, is past me, however I’ll let that go for now. This picture is circulating with the scholars. One of these college students (who shall stay anonymous) occurs to be a follower of mine and despatched this to me. I despatched it to the primary workplace on the faculty, to the PTO and I’ve tagged a number of native information stations in Alabama. For those who swipe via, you’ll see dad and mom defending their children who’re on this picture, which I discover disgusting. “This picture will observe them round perpetually!” “It was the black child’s thought!” “My son isn’t a racist!” Ummm, I hate to interrupt it to you cupcake, however every little thing about this picture is racist. And I don’t care if “the black child” prompt it, why would anybody agree to face with their foot on one other human, with that sort of caption?!? Even in Alabama, which has a fame for such issues, as does my house state, this isn’t okay. The not racist factor to do is to cease defending your individual offspring and concern your self with what this sort of habits does to the opposite college students of shade who see it, or to their youthful siblings and fogeys. I feel they actually deserve higher than this.,Any faculty ought to drop the hammer on issues like this AND redneck day! It’s 2018! Your vice principal is a black girl! Do the precise factor and let this be a studying expertise for these children AND their dad and mom! This shouldn’t be tolerated in and kind, in ANY state! I’m in Tennessee and I see many trashy racist issues but when this occurred at my children colleges, I’d be all up of their enterprise till this was dealt with. Each child in that picture ought to, on the very least, be suspended. It’s a studying expertise @moodyhighschool Don’t move it up. You might have a accountability right here. The remainder of your college students and their dad and mom are ready….. @moodyspanishclub @moodydevilsden @mhs.seniorcouncil2019 @moodyfca @mhsmajos @moodyhscheer
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It’s unclear when the photographs had been taken, however the college students have apologized for the controversial picture.
Austin Glass, one of the White college students within the picture, mentioned it was taken “out of proportion” and that college students at every grade degree had been taking part within the theme of dressing up as totally different journey locations.
“If I might return, I wouldn’t have took the image,” he advised CBS 42. “I in all probability wouldn’t have even dressed up for that day.”
The Black scholar within the picture, Nick Fuller, advised the station that he was sorry for offending folks.
“I’m fascinated about it now, however I didn’t give it some thought after we first took the photographs. I’d nonetheless wish to make an apology once more for anybody I offended,” he mentioned.