Target: J. Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia
Goal: Increase security on the high school campus where graffiti with racist language and symbols was found.
Hateful and racist graffiti was found on trailers, sidewalks and the stadium at a high school in Georgia. The markings included racist language and symbols, references to the Ku Klux Klan, swastikas, and references to Trump. These bigoted criminals must be punished when found, but students are also now at risk. Urge officials to increase security on campus to ensure student safety and to intimidate these racists.
Students at Collins Hill High School recently found hate-filled graffiti sprawled across campus. The graffiti included slurs against gay, black and Hispanic people, “Build the wall,” a reference to President-elect Trump’s promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and vulgar language towards Hillary Clinton.
This incident comes shortly after a Muslim teacher at another Gwinnett County high school received an anonymous note telling her that her headscarf is no longer allowed and that she should hang herself with it.
With this uptick in racially charged incidents at the county’s schools, teachers and students must be kept safe from these racist criminals. On top of charging these perpetrators to the full extent of the law, urge officials to increase security on campus to protect students and intimidate these offenders.
Dear Superintendent Wilbanks,
As you know, there have been racist incidents at two different high schools in your county. The latest involved racist graffiti, covering the campus with swastikas, references to the KKK and Donald Trump, and vulgar and racist language.
While it’s good that the county has promised to prosecute these criminals when they’re found, more must be done to ensure students are protected and any other racists are deterred from trying to commit similar acts. I urge you to increase security on campus at Collins Hill High School to protect students and let hateful people know their actions will not go unpunished.
[Your Name Here]
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