“I firmly believe that Black Lives Matter, but I DO NOT agree with the coercive measures taken to get to this point across; some of which are falsified in an attempt to prove a point. While I want to get behind BLM, I do not think people should be made to feel they have to choose black race over human race. While I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law enforcement? What about all others who advocate for and demand equity for all? Just because I don’t walk around with a BLM sign should not mean I am a racist [sic]”
The board said the post displayed ” …ignorance, prejudice, and lack of judgment…” not supported by the group. It added that Riley made a second post on the subject which failed to show culpability or empathy.
In their release, board members noted that while the racial makeup of the school has little diversity, the group places a strong focus on addressing racial inequality and white privilege.