Parents and lawmakers outraged over racist office-approved posters hung at school
Parents and lawmakers are expressing outrage over posters hung at Glenbrook South High School that has been described as racist.
According to FOX32 Chicago, the posters were hung along the hallways of the school in an effort to recruit students to join a political student group. The posters included an image that displayed "a hammer and sickle symbol and says, 'China Kinda Sus," The visual concept of the poster appears to be inspired by the gaming application Among Us. That would explain the meaning of the poster's reference to the word "sus," which means "suspect in the game.
The publication reports that the posters were actually approved by the school office which has raised more concerns for parents and lawmakers. State lawmakers Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and Laura Fine (D-Glenview, Ill.) held a meeting with school administrators who have since apologized for the posters.
On Monday, May 10, Johns released a statement to the Daily Herald, that read, "We are continuing to investigate the situation. This thorough process is critical, as policies have broad implications."
Following the apology, the school confirmed that it is now working to update its campus policies on content posted around campus.