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To: Nashville Town Council, Brown County School Board, Brown County Chamber of Commerce
Ban Racist Symbolism from Brown County Schools & Businesses
SIGN THIS PETITION TO BAN ALL HATE SYMBOLISM FROM THE BROWN COUNTY SCHOOLS AND NASHVILLE, IN
Why is this important?
William T. Thompson, the designer of the Confederate flag, said, "As a people we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race" and "As a national emblem, it is significant of our higher cause, the cause of the superior race."
There is so much happening in Brown County and Nashville that speaks to the deep roots of racism and ignorance in our beautiful part of the country.
Outstanding teachers have quit or are contemplating quitting the schools because their own heritage or identity is threatened by this imagery and the children and parents promoting it.
Businesses are openly selling confederate flags, sending a message to all who visit our community from the region, the country, and around the world, that hatred is openly allowed and celebrated.
Confederate flag imagery allowed on clothing in the schools and on trips outside the country to partner corporations that have their own strong Equity and Inclusion policies, making Brown County undesirable as a hiring and investment opportunity.
Skilled and passionate IU students of varying ethnicities and nationalities feel threatened coming to Brown County to tutor our children.
Brown County children refer to black tutors as their "slaves".
School Board members speak openly on their social media pages about their embrace of symbols of hatred.
And this is what we know about. Imagine what goes on that we don't know about.
Please sign this petition that will be sent to all of the community leaders to BAN ALL HATE SYMBOLISM FROM NASHVILLE, IN.
Brown County Human Rights Initiative