Racist Photo Reportedly Posted For Months In Long Island School Sparks Outrage

ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Parents on Long Island are expressing their shock and dismay after learning a racist photo was reportedly posted in a Nassau County classroom for months and no one said a word.

The racist photo – part of a classroom collage at Roosevelt Middle School – shows two nooses with stickers of laughs, a smiley face, and the hashtag “yes.”

“That is pure outright discrimination whether they realize it or not,” Pastor Arthur Mackey Jr. of Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cathedral said.

Racist photo allegedly posted in a Long Island middle school. (Credit: CBS2)

The title of the picture says “back-to-school necklaces,” which an internet search shows is another name for a noose. It’s also reportedly a phrase that’s sometimes used to express despair felt when school starts back up again.

Local parents and students say…

Original published: 2019-02-11 00:50:03 Read the full New York City News here

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