Black Student Reportedly Admits To Racist Graffiti In A Prank Gone Wrong
A Black student at C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento, California has taken responsibility for racist graffiti.
According to the Sacramento Bee, the unidentified student wrote “white” and “colored” over a water fountain at the school. Video showed the student writing the graffiti, which allegedly made her confess.
Mark Harris, a community liaison with Sacramento City Unified School District, said in a statement, “I’ve been practicing law for 40 years, people typically don’t confess to things they didn’t do, unless they’re under duress or coercion. And nobody has claimed that; not her, not her family.”
Harris also added, “It was a prank that went sideways is my characterization of what the young woman said in her confession. It should be a moment for our community to come together and make sure this doesn’t destroy this person’s life.”
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However, Betty Williams, president of the Greater Sacramento NAACP, pointed out the investigation at McClatchy High concluded a week later but there is another investigation into racist graffiti at West Campus High School, which is also in Sacramento, that has been unsolved for months.
“Why is it when you find something like this we find the Black students quicker than we find the white students,” Williams said. “I want you to put that same energy into West Campus. I want you to put that same energy into every school district that’s dealing with these issues. It’s a problem. We have racism that’s rooted in this school district.”
In November, West Campus Assistant Principal Elysse Versher, who is Black, found racial slurs written several times near her assigned parking spot. Three people were seen on video but authorities have yet to identify the suspects.