NAACP Calls on Police to Investigate Threats Against Gwinnett County School Board President

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Dr. Tarece Johnson (Gwinnett County School Board)

The Gwinnett NAACP is asking Gwinnett County police and the school principal to investigate what it calls “racist threats” against a school board member.

The organization says newly elected school board chairman Dr Tarece Johnson has been the target of “racism, hatred and slander”.

Johnson was the subject of controversy in the county after videos of her emerged describing whites as “socialized racists” and call for the end of “anti-black capitalism” before his election.

Republican Senator Burt Jones, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, sent a letter earlier this month asking the Georgia Board of Education to investigate Johnson’s statements, policies and actions in office to see “whether they violate any of the code of conduct policies or other county or state laws ‘State”.

In their letter, the Georgia NAACP states that “deliberate misinformation” regarding critical race theory, cultural diversity, and inclusivity “has created a hostile environment during the public contributions portion of our GCPS meetings” and has led to the “endangerment” of Johnson’s life.

The organization is calling on Superintendent Dr. Calvin Watts as well as local police to take action and look into the multiple threats to Johnson and her children.

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