News – UK – Student criticized for using George Floyd’s last words as a Valentine’s Day invitation


A student is examined after being pictured with a sign from George Floyd as an invitation to a school dance

The sign appears to have an illustration of Floyd next to the words, “If you went to see Sadie with me, it would take my breath away”â ????

Photos of the Foothill High School student who appears to be standing on a soccer field, holding the sign and grinning behind it, have circulated on social media

Now the Las Vegas School District is investigating the racially charged character that has been described as “insensitive”

The sign refers to the death of the Minneapolis father who was killed when former police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes arresting him on suspicion of using a counterfeit check

Horrible video footage shared around the world showed Floyd shouting, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe”before he passed out

His unjust and untimely death sparked worldwide protests against the brutality of the police, which members of black and ethnic minorities experienced disproportionately

Now, less than a year after his death, people are outraged by the racially insensitive mark

â ???? We were outraged you know I felt a lot, I was angry and I was sad and natural because the parents are sending information and we are getting volunteers to help say hey, vigilant, vigilant, this is happening, right ??? ? Jshauntae Marshall, co-founder of No Racism in Schools, told ABC7

â ???? It’s a really hard pill to swallow that we have to digest every time something like this happensâ ????

Meanwhile, Jolie Brislin of the Anti-Defamation League reiterated the idea that education is the way to prevent similar situations from occurring again

â ???? We need to talk more to our children about prejudice and discrimination in all its forms, that they can be biased, that they can be allies. And again, having conversations about how similar we are, we have to about ours Differences speak She said

The Clark County School District, which represents the school, has acknowledged the incident and promised that it will conduct an investigation and take full action

The high school staff also sent a letter to the parents stating that racially insensitive behavior will not be tolerated within the school

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Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained journalist who began her career in 2004 producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper, which kept her family updated on what’s going on in her sleepy northeastern village.She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and began her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017 and joining UNILAD in 2019

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News – UK – Student criticized for using George Floyd’s last words as Valentine’s Day prom invite