Black students in Georgia were suspended for planning a protest after white students waved a Confederate flag and allegedly used racial slurs

WGCL-TV reported that white students were caught on video waving a Confederate Flag at a Georgia school. They did not face disciplinary action.

Students at Coosa High School responded by planning a protest against racism.

Students told the outlet that a group of Black students were suspended for organizing the protest, but the non-Black organizers were not.

After planning a protest against white students waving a Confederate Flag and using racial slurs to Black students at school, a group of Black Georgia students were suspended.

A group of students at Coosa High School, Rome, Georgia, was caught on video waving Confederate flags during a spirit-day event. However, they were not subject to disciplinary action, a student at school said to WGCL TV.

Other students were inspired by the incident to organize a protest against racism. Jaylynn Murray (student organizer) stated to WGCL-TV the Confederate Flag was a racist symbol and that it made her feel disregarded.

The outlet obtained a recording of a school announcement last week that said students shouldn't protest and warned they would be "disciplined" for encouraging unrest.

Insider reached Floyd County Schools representatives but they did not immediately respond to our request for comment on Saturday.

According to students, protest organizers were a group of Black, Latinx and white students who called the front office to discuss their demonstration with administrators. According to WGCL-TV, organizers claimed that they argued with school officials about the inaction taken against their classmates, who they claimed used racial slurs towards Black students.

The students claimed that administrators had suspended only Black students who were involved in the organizing of the protest. However, other non-Black students involved said to WGCL TV that they had been disruptive and argumentative towards school administrators.

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"They didn’t suspend me, and I was shouting and screaming." It's because of my white skin," said Lilyan Huckaby, a student.

WGCL-TV reported that other students were suspended after participating in a protest outside of the school. According to The Hill, data shows that Floyd County had the highest suspension rate of 8% in 2020, which is higher than their counterparts.

A student explained to the outlet that while we are not allowed to wear Black Lives Matter shirts and the LGBTQ flag, kids can have Confederate Flags and they haven't said anything."

Hayley Mason, WGCL-TV's Hayley Mason posted a video on October 8 showing students shouting "No Justice, no Peace"

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