*Civil rights activist Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope, one of Los Angeles leading civil rights leaders, will lead a rally on Tuesday, May 14, in support of some of the parents of an elementary in Palmdale, California.
The parents are calling for Summerwind Elementary School principal Linda Brandts and several teachers to be fired after a photo surfaced showing them laughing, smiling and posing with a noose that was reportedly discovered on campus
One photo showed the noose hanging up in an office and the other (above) shows four teachers posed with the noose, laughing, smiling and pointing at it. Brandts allegedly is the person who took the photos.
Ali says Palmdale School Superintendent Raul Maldonado must do more than just put Brandts – and the teachers pictured with the noose – on leave. This is a clear sign of racism and white nationalism that we as a society can’t ignore.
“For Brandts and her staff members to pose with a noose makes mockery of our African-American ancestors who were lynched and murdered with nooses. To have them to continue teaching black and brown children is something we will not compromise on. We demand that Maldonado fire Brandt’s and every teacher pictured with her and the noose, states Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope.
Rally and press conference
Date: Tuesday May 15th 2019
Time 5:00 PM
Location : Summerwind Elementary School
39360 Summerwind Dr, Palmdale, CA 93551
Sponsored by: The parents of Summerwind Elementary School and Project Islamic Hope.