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By Janelle Griffith
The Long Island, New York School District says it has taken "appropriate action" against high school teachers "racist offensive images that" have a classroom Noise ”.
The photo that is part of a larger collage displayed in the classroom showed two words under the term "back to school necklace". The picture also contains the words "ha" and "#yes".
This weekend, the Roosevelt School District said it was aware of "bad behavior" in the "isolated teacher group" in the middle of Roosevelt
"The Education Incident Board was informed of this incident in 201
Arthur Mackey Jr., building at Roosevelte, Sinai Baptist Church, shared Facebook on Saturday. He told a color teacher who worked at Roosevelt High School – and didn't want to be publicly named – with a photo shared with him.
"When it was mentioned and I saw a picture, we knew we had to stand up and inform the public," Mackey told NBC News on Sunday. "All we ask is thoroughly researched to be included in this racist image."
Mackey said he confirmed the authenticity of the photos with other school teachers before contacting the administrators this weekend. The
district statement said "zero tolerance for displaying racist offensive images", adding that it cannot continue to comment because it is a matter of staff.
The Roosevelt High School has a student institution, the academic year 2017-2018, which is 55 percent. Spanish or Latin and about 45 percent Black or African American, according to New York State Education Department.
Mackey, a lifelong resident of Roosevelt, said that the Roosevelt school system was state-controlled It was the first district in New York, which was taken over by the state. It was removed from 2016 State Department's "Fighting" List.
"We've reached such a long way with our classes," Mackey said. "This is a degrading situation for the teacher."