The College Fix thecollegefix.com 04 Jan, 2021 01:15 am

Resignation of school board member demanded for use of phrase ‘crack the whip’

Resignation of school board member demanded for use of phrase ‘crack the whip’
Member's election opponent claims remark is 'racist' and 'rooted in slavery'

” Clover Park School District’s Paul Wagemann used the phrase in a December 14 virtual board meeting regarding concern over graduation rates: “We need to crack the whip” he said, according to The Suburban Times.“Paul maintaining his seat on the board, [sic] contradicts the Clover Park School District’s claims that racism and bigotry are not tolerated within the Clover Park School District,” the petition reads.“Paul is a considerable liability and puts the Clover Park school district at risk.In Lyons’ corner is Clover Park Education Association Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Filma Fontanilla who said she was “was hurt, appalled and disgusted” by Wagemann’s remark.

MORE: Calling everything ‘racist’ makes the term meaningless: prof MORE: School district to stop using ‘grandfathering’ due to racist origins IMAGE: Master1305 / Shutterstock.p p A member of a school board in Washington State is under fire for using the phrase “crack the whip.

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