Pender County NAACP to protest Board of Education meeting

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The NAACP plans to protest outside a meeting of the Pender County Board of Education on Tuesday, at Topsail High School.

This comes after the Pender County NAACP Branch President Rev. Dante’ A. Murphy, requested that the school board delay the decision to hire a law firm to conduct an “independent investigation” of racial slurs by school staff. The board rejected the proposal.

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In a press release, the branch claims there’s ” longstanding racism that has existed within the Pender County Schools. Most recently is evidence that white teachers, staff, and administrations have sought to cover up acts of racism that include, but not limited to, the use of racial slurs by white teachers, intimidation of staff, and other heinous acts.”

The protest will take place Tuesday, June 16th, at 5:30 p.m. at Topsail High
School, 245 N. St. John Church Rd., Hampstead, NC.

“The Pender County Branch NAACP encourages citizens from across the region to give full support to the Black Lives Matter Movement and halt these egregious acts within the Pender County Schools.”