Newton school principals receive racist messages over student discussions of Rittenhouse and Arbery cases – The Boston Globe – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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He decried the messages and said the school district remains committed to promoting racial equality.

“This is really distressing,” Fleishman said. “It’s important to note that all of our schools are doing this work on race and equity. … It’s really upsetting, terribly upsetting, and sad that two of our Black principals have been targeted.”

The right-wing outlet Breitbart has recently published articles that criticized the schools’ responses to the high-profile November verdicts, which sparked intense debate over issues of racism and vigilantism.

Rittenhouse was acquitted in the fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of a third during racial justice protests in August 2020 in Kenosha, Wis., after testifying that he acted in self-defense.

Separately, three men were found guilty of killing Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was jogging through a Georgia subdivision in February 2020, after chasing him and trapping him on a quiet street.

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