Racist Graffiti Left on Sacramento High School Water Fountain Under Investigation

Social HED: Racist Graffiti Left On Sacramento High School Water Fountain Under Investigation.

Police in Sacramento are investigating a racist graffiti incident at C.K. McClatchy High School.  According to FOX40, a photo showing a dual water fountain with “colored” on one side and “white” on the other, has surfaced on social media.

The incident prompted a statement from school officials after several members of the community spoke out.

“There is no room for hate at Sac City Unified,” said Sac City Unified School Board Member Lisa Murawksi. “This racist graffiti is not a joke, it is not excusable, and it will not be tolerated. It is most insulting to our Black and African American students and community members but It degrades and insults our entire community and sends waves of harm, trauma, and disgust throughout the halls of C.K. McClatchy that should instead be full of laughter, learning, and connection. Whoever did this should be ashamed and should face consequences and disciplinary action to the fullest extent of law and policy.”

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Parents are outraged about the incident, including Conrad Crump, a Black father with two daughters at the school. He told The Sacramento Bee how painful was the image to them.

“She was basically like, ‘this is wrong, this is messed up, they put it up there right after lunch,” he said.

Sacramento School Officials revealed they are adjusting staffing and resources to support alternative district safety programs that focus on improving the school climate.

The hope is to foster an environment that makes all schools in the district “more inclusive, supportive, culturally competent, and equitable for all students and staff, including Black students and other students of color, students with disabilities, English Learners, foster youth, homeless youth, and LGBTQ+ youth,” the school district continued in a statement.

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