after the events here last august, orange county, nc schools successfully banned hate symbols from their schools!
“no board members would agree to meet with us.”
ACPS is unwilling to represent the voices of the most marginalized.
the speaker says board members who don’t vote to ban hate symbols will be voted out.
the audience snaps in support, and a member of the board yells “NOPE! NOPE! NO NOISEMAKING!”
the crowd applauds. the same board member calls a recess to tell us they will not tolerate “vocalizations” of any kind and threatens to remove us.
this is... much more disruptive and wasting far more time than a little clapping would be.
(i’ll reach out to her for the full text of her comment!)
the next speaker is from chapel hill, nc & a member of HFSC. there is big applause! (again, that’s not disruptive! our meeting is going just fine!)
“we are asking the school board to make the hard but necessary” decision to stand up for marginalized students. crowd cheers and chants “ban it now”
“it’s a baseline. it’s a baseline of human decency.”
“you’re in the storm now,” but change is coming.
now chanting “vote them out!”
“there’s a difference between remembrance of history and reverence for history.”
the worst part of white supremacy isn’t nazis in the streets, it’s white board members in meetings ignoring their constituents, she says to applause.