Washington High School Assistant Principal Amy Strickland released a statement to WAVY-TV saying that she is currently on leave after acknowledging that she retweeted an image that prompted a group of students to walk out of class Monday.'Media reports suggesting that I am racially prejudiced are one thousand percent false, as my record and my many students, colleagues, friends, and family members who are African American can and, if necessary, will attest,' she stated.
'I deeply apologize to anyone I have inadvertently offended.' Breaking her silence: Assistant Principal Amy Strickland, left, released a statement Thursday acknowledging that she retweeted this image (right) from the account @Or Nahh Tweets, along with the caption: ‘every white girl's father's worst nightmare Or Nah' Viral image: Photo of seven interracial prom couples was retweeted by Strickland back in June, but it has gone viral only recently.
TP: I realized Stephanie was the one when she met my family and charmed the hell out of them. SA: When I got really sick and Tricia took care of me.
TP: I introduced Stephanie to my cousins and siblings first, then aunts and uncles. She has a really engaging personality and can laugh at herself.
The school, named after the legendary 19th century African-American community leader, educator and presidential adviser Booker T Washington, has more than 1,400 students enrolled in 9-12 grades, with 85 per cent of them black.
Last month, Virginia's Board of Education stripped the high school of its accreditation because it has failed to meet state minimum scores on the Standards of Learning tests and graduation rates for the past four years.
‘I feel everyone would be better served if they would address issues before the news media, the public, the staff, and the students get involved and form their own opinions of what is going on.’According to her biography on Booker T Washington High School’s website, Amy Strickland, a graduate of Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she earned a Master's degree in public health, was hired as assistant principal earlier this year.
After working in public health education for several years, Strickland switched gears in 2008 and became a science teacher and cheerleading couch in Portsmouth, where she led her team to 17 Eastern District and Conference titles.
In the new film, she plays the titular character, a 25-year-old theater geek who runs a drama program for New York City public school kids and aspires to playwriting glory. I hate to bring up a sore subject, but it was just announced that Comedy Central isn’t moving forward with the pilot you were developing with comedian Naomi Ekperigin.
Now some people may think that question is unfair to her, believing that she was just as surprised at the nature of his vitriol as we, the viewers, collectively were.
But to be honest, I’m not buying the idea that she didn’t know he held problematic racial ideologies until that very moment.
She needed time to tell me in a really sweet way, I think she knew since the second date!
When I told them about Tricia, my dad was cool with it, but my mom freaked out a bit.