Chapel Hill man say daughter’s controversial photo taken ‘out of context’ – WRAL TV 5

The Political Agitator response: First of all I believe in Freedom of Speech but I be damn if anyone can tell me what should be offensive to me. I can think for myself and do not allow others to speak for me unless I give them permission. I will not argue with anyone about how I feel so I ain’t even going there wasteing my time. But I will let you know why I feel like I feel and it is up to you how you receive it.

Chapel Hill, N.C. — The father of a student at East Chapel Hill High School said Wednesday that his daughter did not mean to offend anyone in late April when she posted a photo to social media of two Confederate flags with the caption “South will rise.”

A contentious scene unfolded outside the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools offices Wednesday morning when Ronald Creatore arrived to defend his daughter and ask questions of concerned students, parents and community members who were holding a news conference to call for punishment in the incident. Creatore said the meaning of his daughter’s post was taken out of context. (Source: Read more)

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Chapel Hill NC: Racism! Here We Go Again Local School Students Post Offensive Mess On Social Media – 11 ABC News

Here we go again! Remember the issue in Rocky Mount with the 6 girls posting a photo on Social Media, Nashville NC: Six White Girls In Controversial Photo Bring On Challenges About Nash-Rocky Mount Schools Policy And Procedures Being Carried Out Consistently.

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (WTVD) — Concerned parents told ABC11 Monday that a photo posted to the social media site Instagram has upset many students.

The picture was allegedly taken by an East Chapel Hill High School student. It shows two girls waving confederate flags. The person who posted the picture included the caption “South will rise.”

Under that, someone commented “Already bought my first slave.”

The school confirmed to ABC11 the photo was taken in Gettysburg during a school trip focused on the Civil War a few weeks ago.

The photo and the comments have since been removed from the site. ABC11 is not identifying the person who posted the picture due to their age.

The school system says it has taken action, but can’t say exactly how it addressed the student’s conduct. (Source: Read more)

In Response To: “Reader says it’s time to move on, stop dividing Nash County” Nashville Graphics

The following is in response to the letter to editor: “Reader says it’s time to move on, stop dividing Nash County” written by Jackson Valentine Nashville NC. As a Proud Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP my ignant a… just had to respond.

First of all the NAACP has been showing up because some parents came to them for help since the school system will not respond to them.

The Department of Justice was asked to come here by the State NAACP and since Andre Knight is the President, he is suppose to answer to the call.

The Department of Justice was here last week and interviewed folks to see if it is something that they will pursue. They would have been here earlier but they were in Ferguson Missouri.

To say that Andre Knight wants to bog down the Federal Department is too ignant because that is their job to investigate issues in regards to race and discrimination however you can read their mission for yourself. The NAACP don’t bully anyone and they follow their mission and bullying is not in the mission statement so tell the truth. If you don’t know what the mission is then go to the NAACP website to read the mission.

I repeat the Department of Justice was here last so now we will see if they will respond with a recommendation or will the take it further.

You are definitely not speaking for several folks especially students whom have directly suffered from expressing their opinion about the situation. These students and their parents will never forget how they were punished while the girls were not.

Show me how the NAACP has shown racial hostility and to whom.  Race pimps? Really? Heck that ain’t the word you really want to use so we recognize code words when we see them.

Show me how we are promoting racism and definitely how we can make a profit because we don’t get paid.

Show me how the NAACP has divided the community? Why are we having this discussion? It was not because black students were in the photo, however it is black students whom questioned why the school system has not condoned the photo and tried to silence them from expressing their concerns.

We too are sick of those like you whom promote lies when it comes to the mission of the NAACP. You don’t have to like the mission however you need to respect it. Show us how we are not following our mission? But you can’t do that.

Again the issue has not been forgotten and never will. I will use this as a teachable moment as the Superintendent said early on. I see Andre Knight and the NAACP using this as a teachable moment as well.

I don’t get the false rhetoric mess because it is a fact that the photo was on Instagram. It is a fact that the issue that didn’t begin at school ended up at school and the girls had escorts to class because it was a disruption during the school day. It is a fact that some black students got disciplined for talking about the issue and/or acting it out. If the school system had dealt with the issue properly, then I feel that we would not be having this conversation.

Show me how Andre Knight is attempting to tear apart the community because he is representing some students/parents from the community.

Show me one thing Andre Knight and the NAACP have been extremely divisive. 

No we have not chosen to exploit the photo and we are definitely not just as at fault as the girls whom posted the photo. That is too ignant!

You must have been living in a hole because race relations is at an all time low across the nation and we can begin with the disrespect of the first black President of These United States since dating back to when he won the election before he was sworn in the first time. Obviously you are denial or just don’t give a because racism is alive and well and the NAACP is not the one whom are promoting it. If they were, then the good ole boys would shut them down but they can’t. We play by the rules and have powerful legal teams across the nation that is a makeup of all folks and especially white folks whom are not in denial and do give a about race relations.

The funny thing about folks like you, you are stuck on the photo and we are pass that but we know that the conversation originated from the photo. The conversation has been about holding the school system accountable for their actions since the students, parents and the NAACP feel that the school system has not been consistent in following their own policies and procedures. You have recognized that because you call have said that we are bullying the school system.

Again we are not in the bullying business but in the business of holding folks accountable for their actions as it relates to the mission of the NAACP.

You have clarified clearly your ignance to the matter at hand as you have attempted to paint a picture of the NAACP which are far from the truth. But that is how folks like you operate attempting to mislead folks to get your point across.

Go to the next school board meeting and speak that is what they have public comments for.

I am Curmilus Dancy II A Proud Life Fully Paid Member and 2nd Vice President of The NAACP Rocky Mount Branch.  

Rocky Mount NC – The Political Agitator Response To School board urged to take action in wake of Instagram KKK Inspired Photo

I wonder why no one has brought that up. It was brought to my attention from someone who lives in the vacinity that KKK was written on the highway around the same time of the Instagram incident. The DCN resource said that if you go over there you can see where it was painted over. I think I seen the paint when I went to a Nash Central basketball game several weeks ago.

Now I have not stated my opinion anywhere about the so-called party hats that some have stated were attire similar to the KKK. I have not stated my opinion anywhere about the so-called hand signs that some have stated were similar to the KKK.

However I have let others talk about that and I moved beyond that to it being a school issue since the school system has said it was not a school issue. I beg the difference because for me it became about policy and procedures when the system seen a need for the girls to be escorted to their classes.

While others are focusing on their piece and others are focused on their piece, I believe it all is connected. I feel strongly that when the school system did not properly address the issue and tried to cover it up. I recognize and understand because most folks, systems and other do not want the negative publicity and sometimes hope that it just goes away.

The problem is that how this mess has been handled, some children (even) the good children have been disciplined for talking about the mess and therefore have made some decisions in which caused them to break the rules just because they were trying to show how they didn’t approve of the mess. Children were told they couldn’t talk about the mess and therefore some were afraid to go home and talk to their parent about it.

All I want and the others are for the school system is to properly address the issue publicly because on WNCRTV 41 a couple of weeks ago one of the parents of the 6 girls came on and shared his dealings with the superintendent and his story contradicts much of what the superintendent said in the newspapers.

I have sympathy for the girls whom I feel made a very bad decision to post the photo especially during the time frame of the verdict of Darren Wilson that cleared him of wrongfully killing of Michael Brown. It was stated this photo had something to do with the verdict.

If the school system wants the issue to go away all they have to do is to talk about it in a setting where they will respond instead of hiding behind their school board meetings whereby they are not obligated to respond but will freely respond to the newspaper. Hell that ain’t how it is done, they should address the persons in writing that speak to them at their board meetings in a letter to them since they choose not to respond on that night. Again policy and procedures?

It is clear the school system do not want to address the public where there can be an on the spot 2 way communication because they ain’t ready for that. You see by doing that more folks may come out that is against how they have handled this mess so therefore they would look bad so they will continue to hide just like what some would appear to be the KKK way of doing things. You see while they are in their school board meetings they may as well have on KKK attire because they are hiding behind their authority and WILL NOT address the public.

Now for all of you haters, Ignant Racist White Folks and Ignant Safe Negroes, I have shared my opinion so I challenge you to not try to discredit me because, but prove me wrong. You can’t discredit me because I am a Professional and I don’t act on EMOTIONS alone but EMOTIONS based on the facts that are before me.

“Now Run & Tell That!”

See original article in the Rocky Mount Telegram, “School board urged to take action in wake of Instagram photo”

Audio Only: Moving Forward TV Host Bronson William Interview One Of 6 White Parents Involved In KKK Instagram Photo Tell His Side Of The Story Monday January 26, 2015 9:00 PM

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I stated from day one when I heard about the incident that I wondered what did the parents have to say without being quick to judge the parents for the girls ignant moment in history. I didn’t think the girls had done anything to be suspended but I felt something should have been done when it became a school issue. Since what the girls had done happened off campus but escalated into unrest at the school, when the school re-opened after the Thanksgiving Holiday the interruptions began so for me that made it a school issue. But that is just my ignant opinion.

It appears to me that the school’s principal, the superintendent and the board have all failed to do what could have really been a teachable moment but since the superintendent seemed to have been in control of the situation it has really been an un-teachable moment.

Listen carefully to the interview by one of the fathers of the 6 girls to see what happened as it pertains to how he wanted to address the issue at hand but was not allowed to do so.

Photo stirring emotion – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: I just don’t understand why this is a paid article when so many folks can’t afford to buy a newspaper but could see it free online.

A recent tension-filled Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education meeting continues to produce dissatisfaction and disappointment from community members and parents toward the school board and administration for the handling of a controversial Internet photo of six female high school students dressed similar to costumes resembling the Klu Klux Klan.

The photo was posted on Instagram during the Thanksgiving holiday break 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.

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson said while the picture of the girls was offensive to many given the state’s painful history of racial strife and established KKK groups, the school system didn’t have the power to punish the students based on the where the incident occurred. (Source: Read more)

Photo in Klan-like garb leads to threats against Nash Central High students – WRAL

Rocky Mount, N.C. — Six students are being escorted to class at Nash Central High School, officials said Tuesday, after a photo of them wearing what some say are Ku Klux Klan-style hoods made the rounds on social media.

The controversial photo first appeared on Instagram when the school was on Thanksgiving break. Parents of the six girls in the photo then notified Nash Central High officials that the girls had been threatened because of it, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Jackson said.

A investigation by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office determined that the girls did nothing illegal, and school district officials said they didn’t break any school rules. But that hasn’t eased tensions in the community. (Source: Read more)