Letter to the Editor: NAACP stands with CVMS student after being bullied

February 11, 2024 | 12:06 am

Updated February 11, 2024 | 8:23 am

Letter to the Editor

The Owensboro NAACP Branch 3107 stands in support of the students who are harassed and racially targeted at College View Middle School and the families who love them. Each student should be safe, free from harassment and racial targeting when attending school and at after school activities. Threats, bullying, harassment and discrimination of any kind within our schools should be taken seriously by all faculty and staff members. Supporting all students within our schools and providing a place of safety and belonging is vital to the success of each student. But, bills are introduced in our state legislature like, SB 93 and SB6, which stops funding for mental health education, trauma informed approach teaching, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and completely eliminates D, E, & I programs in state funded post-secondary educational institutions. Suicide is occurring at an epidemic rate in our communities and bullying of minority students are occurring more frequently. Passing legislation eliminating support to help our teachers and administrators rather than providing solutions surrounding issues about acceptance and safety is counterproductive. This crisis provides an opportunity for community to work together to eliminate harassment and racial targeting. The continued attacks on our most vulnerable students through legislation takes away needed support for our schools and families and encourages mediocre initiatives from our schools.

Written by:

Owensboro NAACP Branch 3107 President Rev. Rhondalyn Randolph

February 11, 2024 | 12:06 am

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