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FUSD Pursuing Discipline Against 3 Bullard Students Involved with Racist Photo

  Fresno Unified School District spokeswoman Nikki Henry said Wednesday afternoon the district is "pursuing disciplinary action to the fullest extent possible" for all those involved in the now-infamous photo of a Bullard High student wearing what appears to be a representation of a Ku Klux Klan hood. She confirmed...

Who’s a Racist? School Board Trustee and Local Conservative Honcho Square Off on Twitter

Ever wonder what a Twitter flame war looks like? Then check out the latest skirmish pitting Fresno Unified Trustee Veva Islas (tweeting not from her official trustee account but from her "Vivacious Veva" account) and longtime local conservative leader Michael Der Manouel Jr. Der Manouel, whose Twitter name now reads...

Vote to Replace ‘Warrior’ Mascot May Have Violated State Law, Attorney Says

The Dec. 9 vote by Fresno Unified trustees to change the Fresno High mascot logo from an illustrated Native American image needs to be set aside because of Brown Act violations, a San Francisco-based attorney is alleging. In a letter sent Friday to trustees, Superintendent Bob Nelson, and the district's...

Madera South Student Under Investigation for ‘Hateful’ Social Media Post

A Madera South High School student is under investigation after a "hateful" post surfaced on social media on the Fourth of July, district spokesman Babatunde Ilori said Monday. "Any kind of discriminatory or hateful speech is completely unacceptable," said Ilori, the district's executive director of accountability and communications. A racist,...

Madera County Schools Official on Facebook: ‘I’m Proud to Be White’

The president of the Madera County Board of Education apparently posted an image of the Confederate flag overlaid with a message proclaiming "I'm proud to be white" on her Facebook page, prompting criticism Tuesday from the county's superintendent of schools. The message continued with "I bet no one passes this...

Video Edited to Suggest Biden Made Racist Remark

A video of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was selectively edited to falsely suggest he made racist remarks during a recent speech made the rounds Thursday on social media, raking in more than a million views on one tweet alone. Experts have been warning about the dangers of selectively...

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