Students on Monday walked out of their high school in Norfolk, Va. to protest a racist tweet that they allege was posted by a school administrator, television station WVEC reported.
The tweet included a photo of a group of seven white girls in dresses, each paired with one of seven young black men dressed in a tux. Above the photo, the text of the tweet read “Every white girl’s father’s worst nightmare Or Nah?”
The student protestors at Booker T. Washington High School alleged that an administrator had posted the message as a retweet back in June, television station WVEC reported. But the students only learned of the tweet recently, the station reported.
The administrator’s name was not reported by the TV station. WVEC said the tweet and the account were deleted after the station contacted the school district about it.
One protestor, Michael Lemelle, told WVEC he was personally offended by the administrator’s actions.
“Me being a young African-American, I don’t think of myself as anyone’s worst nightmare,” Lemelle said.
WVEC reported that Lemelle and other students said they felt they had no other option since appeals to other administrators and the school board were ineffective.
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