Town Hall meeting held on Monday December 22, 2014 at the OIC Auditorium in Rocky Mount was very informative. Dr. Barber educated the masses about the history of the KKK. Powerful message. Some parents and students Nash Central High School educated the masses about the photo on Instagram that appeared to be similar to KKK activity and how children have been disciplined as it relates to the 6 girls photo however the 7th person who took the photo remains unknown. It was stated that one of the children parents is a school nurse and another girl’s dad is a State Highway Patrol.
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Rocky Mount Branch NAACP President Rev. Andre Knight and NC State President/National Board Member Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II were elected by the members on the local and state levels does a great job speaking out on behalf of the NAACP members in Rocky Mount and across the state of North Carolina. However there are countless others whom are not a member of NAACP whom support the mission because they recognize and understand that if it was not for the NAACP oh were would be. Now mind you some safe Negroes have forgot from whence they came and what their forefathers experienced but they are where they are today whether they are ignant to just how powerful and effective the NAACP is and has been since 1809.
For us and I am speaking for those whom allow me to speak for them and for those whom I have heard say it, the whole mess ain’t all about free speech but how the situation has been handled or not handled from a school system perspective as it relates to them following their own policies and procedures. We just want to make sure that the school system is following their own policies and procedures by distributing disciplinary actions fairly as it relates to all children. So for anyone be they black, brown, white and other whom are not concerned about disciplinary actions being distributed fairly, then they too have some serious issues just like these 6 girls and whomever the 7th person is that took the photo.
The NAACP is following our mission and that is what we will continue to do so for those whom are trying to paint a picture otherwise, so be it. But just because some folks want us to go away for addressing issues that fall within our mission, well either get with the program or get over it because we ain’t goings nowhere.
What tickles the hell out of me is how some folks will go after the President of the NAACP Rev. Andre Knight Rocky Mount Branch and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II State President but ignant to the fact that they represent their membership. So what part of that picture do anyone not understand?
For those who are not familiar with the mission of the NAACP and want to say what the NAACP ought to be doing and that we are troublemakers, well continue to be ignant to what the NAACP is but I stop by to tell you that we are the baddest, the boldest, most feared and the most talked about organization and we are going to continue to fight for equality for all people. Every battle that the NAACP win, all people win so you need to remember that.
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Check out the controversy surrounding the Nash Central High School controversy and form your own decision. The following is my ignant opinion.
I am pass the 6 girls in the photo and the 7th person that took the photo because although it didn’t happen at school, it is now a school issue because the school is providing police protection. The controversy comes at a time when towns across the United States are speaking out against the murdering of black folks by the police.
FACT: The girls posted the photo on Instagram and obviously some students took issue with it because the white girls have been given police protection by the school system. So therefore it is now a school issue.
FACT: The NAACP and the community are now being made aware of the issue that took place a couple of weeks ago so don’t act as if the NAACP started this mess. They are questioning the mess.
Fact: It is 6 girls in the photo so who is the 7th person that took the photo?
For me it is about questioning whether the school system is following their own policies and procedures and being a community activist dating back to the late 80’s and a Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP I believe the school is not treating this mess like they have other incidents within the system especially when it comes to dealing with black students.
I don’t want to talk about the girls, the KKK and other at the moment I want to talk about the school system not following their policies and procedures and if that is proven then the issue with the girls being suspended will take care of itself.
I have also stated that I want to know who the parents are because that may help solve why the mess is being treated the way it has. Somebody is protecting somebody.
I have seen the Press Release from the NAACP so where is the Press Release from the school system that should have come a couple of weeks ago.
Something is wrong with this picture and it is greater than the girls. Again for me it is now about the school system policies and procedures.
The Political Agitator response: See comments after the article. The problem I have is that this is about policy and procedures and the school system need to be held accountable for their actions. They need to prove they have followed their own policy as it relates to handling of the situation to make sure it was properly communicated to the students, parents and community and that will determine if the children needed to be suspended.
The Rocky Mount branch of the NAACP is calling on Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools officials to take action against students pictured in an incendiary Internet photo that has gone viral.
The photo was posted on the social media website Instagram in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. In it, six unidentified female Nash Central High School students dressed in white and wearing white, cone-shaped hats reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan costumes are seen pointing their fingers in the shape of guns toward the camera.
“The young ladies’ actions on their social media page have incited a storm of controversy here in the Rocky Mount area,” branch president Andre Knight said in a written statement. “They should be held accountable for their actions and the Nash-Rocky Mount school system should speak to our region about their intolerance for the support of hatred in school or out of school by any group, student, employee or elected official affiliated with the public school system.” (Source: Read more)