Today I saw this posting on Facebook. I presume it is correctly attributed. It sounds like something Candace Owens would say, and I agree with it.
"American is not a racist country. Anyone claiming otherwise has a vested interest in keeping us divided. The easiest way to maintain power over any group is to keep those within it at war with one another."
Earlier this year there was an inference that those who complained about Amelia McKie's ethics violations, fines and penalties ($51,000+ worth) were racially motivated.
I heard second-hand that the president of the Richland 2 Black Parents Association said that the claim against McKie was not racist and that it's about ethics
. I have tried to reach him through Facebook, but there has been no response. If anyone knows whether he so commented at a school board meeting, please let me know and I'll search the videos on YouTube for his comment.
At the May 14, 2019 McKie referred several times to the "majority of the board" being supportive of Supt. Davis. I'm going to ask her to name the four (or all) on the board who are supportive of Supt. Davis. Would that be Holmes, Caution-Parker, Shadd and herself? All of whom are black. And Shadd, who is black? And Elkins-Johnson, who is black? Is their support, in McKie's opinion, because the superintendent is black? What about Manning and Agostini, who are white?
Is McKie really making a racially-divisive statement, when she said - more than once - the "majority of the board" supports Supt. Davis?
I will venture a guess that all
of the Board are supportive of Supt. Davis. And it doesn't have anything to do with black or white. He is a strong administrator. He has a big job. He is doing most of it well.
Nobody agrees with everything that any administrator does. Disagreeing with an action of the Superintendent is appropriate, when it is called for. What's important to the top administrator in any business is to keep the majority of his bosses (Directors or Trustees) happy. If he doesn't, he's likely to find himself out of a job.
The legal issue over the addenda to the bond documents shows a weakness on the part of the Board Chair and the majority of the board. It was wrong of the administration to fail to brief the Board on the bond documents, with full disclosure and explanation of the two questionable addenda.
The Board should have put an immediate stop to what was happening, and then Mrs. Agostini wouldn't have been forced to stand on principle and resign as Board Secretary.