Racism at the Top of the Gwinnett County School System is the Problem.

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Recently the current Gwinnett County School Board Chair, Louise Radloff’s comment toward the only Black board member, Everton Blair as been heard saying to the Superintendent, “I could strangle him”, referring to Blair’s stance on supporting children and families in need during COVID-19 and impacts on them by opening too quickly.

Louise Radloff’s comments last night also echo what we’re seeing across America through systemic racism. Problematic ideals and language are what empower the actions of persons who believe in white superiority. We see these acts reported in the media reflecting the hatred and racism performed by some police officers , students and unfortunately even now Board members in Gwinnett County.

Behavior last night at the end of the Gwinnett County school board meeting was unprofessional and unacceptable. If she cannot handle hearing different viewpoints and perspectives expressed respectfully and engage in civil discourse without being disrespectful and threatening toward her board colleagues, she should not be in her position. Demand that Louise Radloff resign immediately.

We, as parents, cannot afford to have someone this close-minded, disrespectful, and unprofessional in charge of our children’s future.

Please view the video here:  https://twitter.com/TonyThomasWSB/status/1283950826013306881?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1283950826013306881%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsbtv.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fgwinnett-county%2Fgwinnett-school-board-member-heard-saying-i-could-strangle-him-about-fellow-board-member%2FC72MZZV6CZGJHBD53EX6EQGMMA%2F

Gwinnett parents and stakeholders are coming together demanding that Louise Radloff, do the right thing for the students and staff. She needs to resign immediately so that Gwinnett County can have fair, unbiased, respectable leadership on its school board. 

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