A Port Charlotte High School teacher received an outpouring of support, near and far, after she was asked to take down a Black History Month display.
A Tweet posted Wednesday by a PCHS student, showed Alissa Perry, who is a full-time math substitute teacher, fighting back tears as she told students she had to remove the display of Colin Kaepernick from her door before the end of the month. The Tweet had 117,000 likes and 45,000 re-tweets, including from Kaepernick.
CharlotteDems Editor’s note: Here’s a sampling of the outrage from Twitter:
Port Charlotte High School in Port Charlotte, Florida let the racism sold under the banner of nationalism, to… https://t.co/nHiY3XEA08
— Charles Malcolm (@harperinspires) March 1, 2019
This video has me livid. There have been empowering door designs by Teachers for black History. Listen to the pain. This occurred at Port Charlotte High School where the teacher was forced to remove her design Of Colin Kaepernick taking a knee. pic.twitter.com/IWkLCW6Ctu
— Black With No Chaser (@BlackNoChaser) February 28, 2019
So I’m going to need all students, faculty, parents and people on the inter of net to force Port Charlotte High School to put back up Alissa Perry’s Kaepernick poster https://t.co/ZHUmP7xgr4
— Carlos McCarter (@TheAthletesVoiz) March 1, 2019