Georgia School Separated Black And White Students Into Different Classes, Lawsuit Says

  • Written by Tomas Kassahun
  • Published on 14th August 2021
    • Photo Credit: Getty Images
  • Kila Posey, a mother in Atlanta, Georgia, has filed a federal discrimination complaint against her daughter’s school after learning that Black students were being separated from their white peers. Posey said she learned about the discriminatory practice at Mary Lin Elementary School last year when her daughter was a second-grade student, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Before she became aware of the school’s process, the Georgia mother went to principal Sharyn Briscoe to ask for a specific second-grade teacher for her daughter. The principal, however, said the girl cannot be enrolled in that class because that’s “not one of the Black classes.” 
  • “I was confused,” Posey said. “I asked for more clarification. I was like, ‘We have those in the school?’ And she proceeded to say, ‘Yes. I have decided that I’m going to place all of the Black students in two classes.’”


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