A black mother wanted her child to be placed in the classroom of a teacher she thought would be a good fit. She told the principal, but the principal said that wouldn’t work.
Why? Kila Posey asked the principal, Sharyn Briscoe, the same question. Briscoe told her that the class she wanted for her child wasn’t one of the “black classes.” Black classes?
Posey asked for clarification. Briscoe said she decided to place the black students in two classes and white students in six classes. Posey insisted that her child be placed in a class with white students, explaining that her child would be isolated.
“First, it was just disbelief that I was having this conversation in 2020 with a person that looks just like me, a black woman,” Posey said. “It’s segregating classrooms. You cannot segregate classrooms. You can’t do it.”
Posey filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. So far, Briscoe has not explained why she broke federal law. Watch the clip below for more.
WSB TV’s segment on the Atlanta school that was segregating kids by “race”: pic.twitter.com/t8syjN0cnN
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) August 10, 2021
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