MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Black Activist Coalition held a press conference on Sunday in reference to the TikTok video allegedly created by students at Berkeley High School that appeared to mock the death of George Floyd.
Justin Hunt, a local activist, said African American students felt bothered and troubled from the post and that he and other activists in the area received several complaints and disturbing calls about racial discrimination that was done in Berkeley County.
“Examples of racial discrimination that has been done in this district, this particular district right here, the worst,” says Hunt.
Activists and parents are asking for equality across the board. Including one mother who says, her daughter was expelled after not hearing a teacher tell her to stop running down a hallway.
“Our students cant be given the freedom of speech, to raise their cultural expression and say their lives matter by wearing a shirt then surely, nobody else should be able to post a joke with the death of a man,” says Sharea Washington, a parent of a Berkeley County student.
Rev. Thomas Dixon also took part in the press conference and said if their voices continue to be ignored then their voices will get louder and louder until they get a favorable response from the Berkeley County School District about the equitable treatment of African American students.
“This is only a notification, that if our voice continues to be ignored, our voice will get louder,” says Dixon.
News 2 has reached out to Berkeley County School District but have not gotten a response at this time.