Missouri Mom Outraged After 14-Year-Old Daughter Singled Out As Subject Of Racist Meme
A Missouri mother is beside herself after her 14 year-old daughter was the target of a racist meme, sent to her and other students at the lunch table.
The meme in question shows a white man hosing a young Black child with water, with a caption that reads, “Go be a ni**er somewhere else.” The offensive picture was reportedly airdropped to two students at Hixson Middle School in Webster Groves.
Yolanda Morris wants disciplinary action after her daughter showed the meme to her. Morris was reduced to tears.
“I immediately started crying and started emailing,” Morris said. “I’ve been crying on and off all day, all night. Every time I see the picture, I just immediately start crying because I can’t believe someone would think that was okay to send to my daughter.”
Morris, along with Jada’s father attended a closed-door meeting with Principal Grace Lee and an assistant principal last week.
“They couldn’t hold the tears back. They were very apologetic,” the faather said in regards to the administrator’s response. “I really feel like they understood kinda what she was going through.”
Upon learning of what had reportedly happened, the school’s administrators responded by posting to Webster Grove School District’s official Facebook page. The post reads, “You can be assured that this kind of behavior has no place in our schools and will not be tolerated. We place great value on empathy and respect in our learning environment and have district policies in place that set high expectations for students.”
The school has declined to reveal, citing child privacy laws, what disciplinary action was taken.
Both parents want the students involved to face suspension, with Morris adding that there has to be better systems in place to safeguard black school children in the district from racist classmates.
“I don’t think there’s anything in place that’s going to help Black students in the Webster Groves school district,” Morris said. “The policies they have in place aren’t really enforcing anything.”