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Fight erupts in Christian school over racism and transphobia

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A fight over identity politics has rocked Amherst Regional Middle School in Massachusetts. White parents accused minority Christian staff of transphobia, sparking a heated conflict branded as racist.Fight erupts in school over racism and transphobia

The fight stemmed from allegations that officials neglected to protect transgender and non-binary students from bullying. A student newspaper article accused Christian staff of discriminatory behaviour, igniting tensions.

Fight erupts in school over racism and transphobia

Assistant superintendent Doreen Cunningham, along with Hector Santos and Delinda Dykes, faced scrutiny and were placed on leave. The dispute intensified as accusations flew, with some claiming racial motivations.

While Cunningham was ousted following a report citing a ‘culture of fear and intimidation,’ the fallout saw superintendent Michael Morris depart. The situation prompted resignations and protests.

In the midst of this, claims of discriminatory restorative justice practices surfaced, deepening the divide. Amidst the chaos, questions about racial dynamics and leadership in the affluent, predominantly white town persist.

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