A high school principal in Montgomery County, Maryland is blasting the “racist” signs found posted at his high school that reassure students that it “is ok to be white.”
Fliers saying “it’s okay to be white” were found taped to the exterior doors of a Maryland high school Wednesday morning, apparently as part of an effort to spark racial division.
The principal at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring sent a letter home to families informing them that the signs were discovered on 10 doors at 5:45 a.m. and removed by staff before students arrived for classes.
“We are taking this seriously and are investigating this incident,” wrote Renay Johnson, the school’s principal. “Our research so far has indicated that this may be part of a concerted national campaign to foment racial and political tension in our school and community. The same flier was posted in other cities and communities this week.”
Recently, Montgomery County has frequently factored in to the national political debate. Earlier this year, a 9th grade girl was raped in a high school bathroom by two 19 year old illegal immigrants. Additionally, the county police force has recently pointed to illegal immigration as a key factor in the county’s rising murder rate.
“We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for every student,” the principal’s letter said.
Stickers bearing the same message were discovered Wednesday morning on light poles and electrical boxes in Cambridge, Mass., according to a report in the Boston Globe. Similar signs were found on the campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, and in Rocky River, Ohio.