Freetown woman says her children face racial taunts in Apponequet
Serious allegations of racism were made by a Freetown woman during the May 25, 2022 meeting of the Freetown-Lakeville Regional School Committee.
Susan Oyenuga told the committee that she and her family have faced “persistent issues” of racism for years at schools in the district, most recently at Apponequet Regional High School at 100 Howland Road in Lakeville.
In a YouTube video of the recent reunion, Oyenuga alleged that his children were harassed in the school hallways and called the “n-word” and “monkeys” and said, “Go back where you came from” while being taunted by “monkey noises”. .”
Oyenuga told committee members that his family “will not tolerate this behavior any longer” and “will not sit silently.” Oyenuga said, “We need change.”
Oyenuga said she had documented the racist behavior towards her family with police and the school district, but her complaints “fall on deaf ears”. She said she had spoken to teachers, counselors and others and was told by school administration officials that they would “respond by the end of the week”, but they did not. have ever done.
Oyenuga said the school textbook addresses the issue of hate speech on page 34 but does not list any consequences for such behavior. She said the district’s diversity committee told her the handbook was “more LGBTQ-focused and not race or religion-focused.” She said she was told the lack of diversity was “bigger than school” and “it’s in the community.”
In the video, Freetown-Lakeville School Area Committee Chairman Steve Owen told Oyenuga that the committee would investigate his allegations and respond accordingly.
Oyenuga’s comments to the Freetown-Lakeville Regional School Committee begin at 47:47 of the video below:
LOOK: Here are the best lakeside towns to live in
Many of the towns included jump out at the casual observer as popular summer rental spots – Branson of the Ozarks, Missouri or Lake Havasu in Arizona – it might surprise you to dive deeper into some quality of life offerings at beyond the beach and vacation homes. You’ll likely learn from a wide range of Americana: one of the last 1950s-style drive-ins in the Midwest; a Florida town that began as a retirement area for Civil War veterans; an island teeming with some of the nation’s best public schools and revenue streams smack dab in the middle of a lake between Seattle and Bellevue; and even a California town containing more than the prison blues of Johnny Cash.
WATCH: This is the richest city in every state
Just saying the names of these cities immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, fancy cars and fancy restaurants. Read on to see which city in your home state won the title of richest place and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows, your hometown might even be on this list.