September 14th, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We at Recall Brian Shannon stand firmly with the Newberg School District’s BIPOC and LGBTQ+ children, their friends, and their families. The atmosphere in which the Newberg School Board has placed them since August 10th is nothing short of sickening. With
a heavy heart, we find ourselves having to address an email NSD parents received today from the Principal of Newberg High School. It contains the following passage:
“…one of our students took part in a snapchat group termed “slave trade” and used photos of other Newberg High School students in the group. Attached to the photos were derogatory comments that included racial and homophobic slurs.”
This cannot be Newberg. This cannot be the image we present to the world as a portrayal of who we are. This cannot be what we teach our children. What we must teach our children is that, when evil shows its face, you don’t cower, you don’t hide, you confront it head on, with all the courage you can summon. If ever anyone needed an explanation as to why the “main driver” of the August 10th Board “directive” must go, this is it.
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