Nooses Are Not ‘Back to school necklaces’

Jessica Lipsky
Feb 13, 2019 - 12:41

Administrators at a New York middle school have come under fire after a photo of a classroom display that labeled nooses as “back to school necklaces” surfaced on social media. The display at Roosevelt Middle School (RMS) in Long Island – whose Black and African American students account for 45 percent of the student body – also featured stickers that read “Ha Ha” and “#YES.” The racist display was first publicized on Facebook by local pastor Arthur L. Mackey Jr., who received the image from a concerned RMS teacher. Mackey said the display was hung in a classroom and circulated on social media by...

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