The Wayne County Board of Education, through its Chairman Mr. Don C. West, submits the following statement in response to the article printed by the Goldsboro News-Argus on April 16, 2019, titled, “Schools OK 'white privilege' assignment.”

I was born Feb. 22; however, this birthday was bittersweet. On Feb. 22, 1999, I married Sgt. Aaron A. Figueroa at 2:20 p.m. We had a private reception with 22 of our closest family and friends. My birthday would have been our 7,300th day (20 years) as Mr. and Mrs. Figueroa.

Well, folks, I was going to focus my writing on just art matters; however, after listening again to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “street sweeper speech,” I’m inclined to combine the two: art and social matters.

It is highly instructive, as well as frightening, to review the actions and speech of Democrat Party leadership over the last 10 years. The Democratic National Committee has moved so far leftward that it bears little resemblance to the party of John F. Kennedy.

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