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13 black leaders have left one Rock County school district; board member says it's no coincidence

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13 black leaders have left one Rock County school district; board member says it's no coincidence

13 black leaders have left one Rock County school district; board member says it's no coincidence

David Wilson believes there's a culture of systemic racism within the School District of Beloit that's causing educators and leaders of color to leave.

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13 black leaders have left one Rock County school district; board member says it's no coincidence

One was injured.

A beloit school board member says the district has made decisions that prevent the growth and success of its black leaders... he says this explains why more than a dozen black leaders who have rectly left the district entirely.... rock county reporter adam duxter sat down with david wilson today..

And joins us now from our bureau at the janesville gazette with more.

Eric and dannika... while this conversation was started after tuesday night's school board meeting... david wiln says.

It all began well before that.

And he says... if nothing is done... other leaders of color will continue to leave.

Nat (video from the meeting) this is the moment david wilson chose to speak up at tuesday night's special school board meeting... nats continue... to draw attention to an issue..

He says has gone on for too long.

((( , " "))) 18 33 00 the material in question was a list of names of black staff that have recently left the district for various reasons wilson was reading this post... that highlights the sheer number of black leaders who have recently left the district for one reason or another... although he says..

At one time, this wasn't the se.

((( , " "))) 18 37 20 a year ago, beloit could hang its hat on the diversity of its staff, meaning the people of color in administrative and teaching positions.

He says...those leaders were micromanaged... demoted..

Or demeaned... creating what he says..

Is a racist culture within the district.

Leading to 13 of those leaders..

To leave in the last year alone.

((( , " "))) 18 37 55 it's not dropping the n-word or hanging a noose.

It's systematically.

While both the superintendent and school board president... who wilson challenged at it's not dropping the n-word or hanging a noose.

It's systematically.

While both the superintendent and school board president... who wilson challenged at tuesday's meeting..

Declined on camera interviews..

They're responding tonight.

Dr. munro saying... student achievement has been the focus... and will remain the focus... but wilson says.... nat until something changes... nat this list, will continue to grow.

Continue to grow.

Wilson says the hardest part about this is that he joined the school board to make a dierence.... and be a voice for people who don't have one.

He says... he hopes this conversation continues, however, and something is done within the district to address the issue.

Adam thanks.




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