Charlottesville Public School Closed Due To Hate Crime Threats
The name Charlottesville, Virginia will forever be known as the place where Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric personified into tiki torch-carrying white supremacists gathered to carry out violence against people of color and murder Heather Heyer.
The legacy of violent racism continues as the public school system feared for the safety of students and staff just this week.
According to Star Tribune, Charlottesville public schools were closed yesterday and will be today after police warned administrators of racist threats on Wednesday.
School Superintendent Rosa Atkins told parents that the threat was “racially charged” whatever-the-f**k that means. Threatening to murder students of color is RACIST. Not racially-charged. Not racially-tinged. Not racially-seasoned. Racist. Straight like that.
We’re glad that these messages were caught before something terrible happened. Sadly, people who want to be martyred for killing Blacks, Jews, and other minorities will likely always target Charlottesville as a way to get maximum attention.
It’s a sick, sad world.