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Virginia school board sued after reinstating Confederate school names

The Virginia NAACP and five students are suing a school board that voted last month to restore the names of two schools previously named for Confederate leaders, saying the decision creates a discriminatory educational environment for Black students.

The federal complaint filed Tuesday says the reversal denies Black students an equal opportunity to education by forcing them to attend a school named after Confederate leaders.

"It just feels like a huge step in the wrong direction," said Briana Brown, one of the student plaintiffs, and a rising senior in a program housed in Mountain View High School. "And if we let them get away with this, what's next?"


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