Today it came to our attention that there was a racist social media post circulating apparently made by two individuals who live in Kershaw County. However, upon investigating, it was revealed that neither of the students attend school in the Kershaw County School District.
In a district of nearly 11,000 students, we know young people will make mistakes. However, we have zero tolerance for the fueling of racism and inappropriate treatment of any group. If we are to heal as a nation, now is the time for compassion. More importantly, I want you to know that the district, including principals and staff, continue to work daily to elevate the discussions necessary to see significant change. Sadly, living in quarantine the last two months has decreased our ability to have these discussions.
We encourage you to continue to connect with community resources for support, whether a neighborhood center, faith-based community, social network or other. On behalf of KCSD, thank you for your partnership in talking with your children often about racism; it is important that families have these conversations on a regular basis.
In the words of the great Martin Luther King, Jr; “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that; Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that”
Sincerely, Shane Dr. Shane Robbins, Superintendent