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A Palmdale California principal has been suspended after she and three other educators smiled for a photo with a noose during school hours.

Linda Brandt, the principal of Summerwind Elementary School, allegedly emailed the photo to her staff, attaching a second image of the noose hanging on her office wall.

School District Superintendent Raul Maldonado took action after parents found the disturbing images on Instagram.com.

Maldonado tells Yahoo Lifestyle the noose was "discovered" in the school.

Maldonado tells Yahoo Lifestyle:

"Yesterday, it was brought to the Palmdale School District's attention that an incident involving the discovery of a noose and possibly inappropriate responses to that discovery occurred at Summerwind Elementary School. The Principal and the personnel involved in this matter have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of the matter. We will follow process and procedures to conduct the investigation."

According to Fox 11, Brandt is a candidate to become the next school district superintendent.

Social media reacted with outrage and condemnation. One woman pulled her 6-year-old niece from the school on Thursday morning. She tells Yahoo Lifestyle she was shocked to see the four educators working in the school on Thursday, despite their alleged suspensions.

"They had the audacity to show up today," said Shaka Phillips, a former teacher, administrator and educational consultant. "The integrity of the school is completely compromised. To the black community, a noose is a weapon, a symbol of slavery and lynching."

Another parent, Darrin Harper, told Fox 11 he wants Brandt fired.

"We want her gone from this school. And that’s just it. We want her out of here. I do, personally."

Breyon Clemmons told Fox 11, "I've requested that my kid be taken out of one classroom because that teacher, in particular, has shown prejudice discrimination against my kid and when I requested the black teacher I got grief for that," she said.

  • Renee26

    A fake suspension pending investigation... WTF is there to investigate?? The evidence is right there! Fire those bologna smelling bishes and the Superintendent too ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    These are the people educating and disciplining our children. RACE is always a factor. Period.

  • Yoni7

    And those whores went right back to work.

  • Yoni7

    I want to see the email and replies that accompanied the photo.

  • TriniHarlem

    When the enemy teaches your children.........

  • Guest

    This is the reason why I praise all the Educators of Color...I know so many and they're awesome! They teach our brown babies with LOVE and compassion.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    and they went back to work smh believable

  • Kanyade

    I don't understand white people sometimes

  • wigmon68

    Yeah, context is certainly relevant. I see little chance that the teachers intended this to have any racial connotation. Maybe they were poking fun at Smollett.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Could that be the same noose Jussie wore in his video?

  • datjerk

    Are you actually making an excuse for them?

  • Topic Influencer

    Fukk these Susans and may their days be full of fukkery and misery https://media3.giphy.com/media/N2i9JoLDDI5VK/giphy.gif

  • sunni_daze

    Yes they do!

  • xenaD

    What?!

  • LeeSeeCee

    Today is going to be that day that I just hate people. https://media2.giphy.com/media/8GbvxxFHJDBa8/giphy.gif

  • Karen Brady

    Damn.. I've been hovering over this box thinking of what I want to say but I'm actually speechless. Speechless and tired of this shyt. I guess all I can say is long live racist crackers cuz they're never leaving. The End.

  • Karen Brady

    I was thinking the exact same thing. I can'tr interact with none of them today. I swear.

  • Phillybruh

    This is what they value most, being able to do what ever they want to whoever they want.

  • Bdot

    "Pending investigation?" What, you need to see other angles of the noose to verify?

  • Waya Hedia

    OH my god.. and.. who was hurt? no one. Snowflakes forever!

  • Guest

    ENTITLEMENT.

  • Topic Influencer

    The human race was hurt over ONGOING STUFF LIKE THIS. HUSH. https://media0.giphy.com/media/26FL4IWDUYp0y6kTK/giphy.gif

  • Guest

    I am HURT!

  • Waya Hedia

    WHY? What is wrong with you? How do you get through a single day?

  • Waya Hedia

    What the hell are you talking about? Are you lost in the past?

  • Ms..N

    An appropriate as-whipping would be the correct response! I'm sure alot of children with a darker hue have dealt with this scallawags prejudices !!

  • Phillybruh

    It's really not a matter of who was hurt, they are in positions of influence and simply should know better. Any black parent at that school or any parent for that matter would have any confidence that their child is being treated fairly or even educated properly, because the teachers and the PRINCIPLE thought taking this picture, posting this picture was ok.

  • Waya Hedia

    So let me guess. you think this pic had something to do with race? How do you get through the day? Every day there is some amazingly silly kneejerk to something innocent. You're not victims now.. grow up.

  • Greatgrape37

    All of them ugly too

  • Karen Brady

    Right. I was thinking that these women could be spending MUCH NEEDED time working on their hair, bodies, fashion.. I mean the list is endless. But no, this is what they felt the need to spend their time on. FOH.

  • Yoni7

    ...and even still, THAT'S funny to you. Judging from this pic, they probably don't even know/care who Jussie is. https://media3.giphy.com/media/l0ErIOjmAwvg32Ryg/giphy.gif

  • Guest

    I grew up in Staten Island, and there was a high school New Dorp, and the last day of school they would have to bus the black kids out because the white parents and kids would harass them, they called it Ni**er Day. Even though I was a kid then, this gives me the same kinds of SADS!

  • Waya Hedia

    And you are incapable of debate. That's your answer because I am right and you know it.

  • Yoni7

    Bruh....edit.

  • AndSo

    Why does this automatically translate into a racial issue? People of all races have been hung by nooses since rope was invented. How is it that we are so sure that what they did was meant to signify racism? I'm confused. It's like everything nowadays gonna "trigger" someone into screaming abuse.

  • Phillybruh

    What else is this about? What is the point of three white women taking a picture with a noose?

  • Waya Hedia

    If you don't know then you could ask them, rather than jumping the gun and making the same old assumptions. I mean.. look at them for cryin' out loud. They scary?

  • missmiami305

    Stfu!!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    THIS!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    You’re new on here huh?

  • Phillybruh

    I'm asking you, since you are up for debate, why are 3 white women taking a picture with a noose, since you know its not about race, why?

  • Baby Kakes

    Okay...let us look at this story from another angle....there has been numerous racist messages over the years and they keep increasing as people are more conscious about the fact. Now tell me..... are the stories increasing the awareness for the betterment of the society to act right OR are we being fed these stories so that we can continue the cycle of mistrust and hate that comes from racism?? We as black people should know who our enemies are. If we look at third world countries where black people are, there is no end in sight for a better life. Because the black people have been conditioned into thinking that they will never crawl out of the dark hole they are in. I say again......know who our enemies really are and be conscious of what we are creating. This story is an example of an invisible weapon and these teachers being dismissed is just a veil.......Because we are left being mean and hateful and our created reality being proven right again and again. Negative energy is more powerful than positive energy.........

    New Sandra Bland video just surfaced after people had calmed down after the fact. Now new angry fires are erupting.....and there is a benefit for the powers that be.

  • LexGirl

    This person is obviously wanting attention! They probably voted for Drumpf, thinks its ok for Drumpf to disrespect EVERYONE, and also thinks "there are very good ppl on both sides". They also probably "have a lot of black/brown friends"!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Are you sucking a pacifier in your pic? If so, that explains a lot of your commentary.

  • Let them eat cake

    here comes the deflecting. you know its wrong.

  • Waya Hedia

    Asking me about their 'intent' isn't debate. But you could ask them, rather than assume the worst.I mean.. seriously.. look at them. lol.

  • Waya Hedia

    It is a sign of the times.

  • Kimberly King

    Oh well well well .... lots of blacks assume their kids are getting the best education and experience because they are attending private schools or big white schools. This is what happens when y'all don't put me back into the community and support public schools where there's a major presence of blacks. There's soooo many black teachers out here who actually give a damn. As a former teacher, I showed tough love at times, but all of their parents knew I cared. Imagine sending your black child to a school like this. They all should be fired.

  • Waya Hedia

    Yeah.. that's me.. a 29 year old Congresswoman from Westchester.. uh-oh! I've been found out!

  • MJF

    These fools have no shame.

  • Logan Roberts

    Shocking!!! Yet another ritz showing their true colors.

  • AndSo

    No, I don't. I think that folks might actually be reading into this way too much. We are becoming a police state with everyday citizens reporting on one another for "you hurt my feelings" infractions that blow up into massive accusations. It gives me the same amount of anxiety that I get going into the airport and getting on a plane. One perceived wrong move and you're being attacked and arrested!

  • AndSo

    No, I am not.

  • AndSo

    You worry about you, doll.

  • Cheese eggs

    If someone has to explain the significance of white people holding noose at a school where they are "educators",......why waste my time? Oh and don't bother to reply....you're blocked ?

  • Yoni7

    Sometimes THEY really don't know its wrong.....or offensive. When they are raised in a home to think it's normal, then what do you expect?

    "Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." ~Lauryn Hill

  • AndSo

    I understand that it is a symbol of great injustice for us black people, but I don't know that that is what it represents to White, Asian, Indian, purple, blue, orange, green people. THEY may not see it as a specific symbol of black oppression, they may just see it as a universal thing. But now, we are going to decide what it means for them based on what we are perceiving and see to it that people are fired. I don't know that that is what it MEANT to these teachers when they posted that picture. Why else would they circulate it to other teachers, including black teachers at the school? What is the context here? If they made a misstep, then, yes, they should be told so, but I don't know that it was intended as a racial threat or taunt.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Congratulations on being a “Congresswomen from Westchester” lol, now what’s up with that pacifier ma’am?

  • Yoni7

    One perceived wrong move and you're being attacked and arrested!
    _________________
    KILLED...
    Philando Castille
    Tamir Rice
    Sandra Bland
    John Crawford
    Oscar Grant
    Walter Scott https://media1.giphy.com/media/rfcrZ21g5WekM/giphy.gif

  • WhoKnew

    What part of stupid is this. The white part? The ignant part? The you need to be fired part? Or all of the above?

  • AndSo

    So because a few school teachers sent a picture of a themselves with a noose to other teachers, INCLUDING BLACK TEACHERS, you are gonna equate that with police brutality against black people over the past decade? Are they truly the same?
    We don't even know the CONTEXT of this picture.

  • Topic Influencer

    Listen

  • Yup, I said it

    They just cant help themselves. The racist jokes people used to tell around the dinner table are finding their way onto social media and theses dummies don't understand why they're getting backlash.

  • chaisun

    Can’t expect white demons to act any differently. They’ve been this way for hundreds of years and expecting anything different is just silly. Imagine how they are behind a camera. Very typical.

  • chaisun

    Right. They love to normalize their demonic behavior while displacing the blame on us. At the very same time becoming the victim when they’re and always have been, always will be the true terrorizers.

  • chaisun

    We don’t need you policing us and telling us BLACK people how WE are suppose to feel and react to racism that we deal with on a daily basis.

  • Clopretty

    This is disgusting! Idk how white folks find humor in this bullshit it's so sad! These people are supposed to be teaching our kids but in the office fucking playing!! Last week i was at my little sister 6th grade play and a white woman told my family when the lights went down and became dark that it was "Darker than all of us put together" in the room! White people are sad and schools just aren't safe places for education anymore!

  • chaisun

    Pending to white people means time to come up with a fallacy narrative. Black people can recite the apology before the give it. Most white people are defending the teachers and saying it’s not a big deal which is not surprising at all.

  • AndSo

    So, because I am BLACK and I don't feel the way that you happen to my opinion don't count? You the reason that NOBODY listen to us because you behave like a three year old who refuses to stop, LISTEN and THINK before you start having a meltdown.

    Grow up. Racism is everywhere, the world over. If you think it's bad in this country, go travel to the Middle East, Asia, and even Africa and South America. ENJOY the racism there. You have no idea.

  • chaisun

    I used to work for a company that was most white. For years they’d have lunch together, were passive aggressive, stop talking when you’d walk up to them, laugh when you leave. The women would ask if I had any “single black friends” like we were cool like that. Come to find out for years they had an email thread that was filled with racism, pics or monkeys and gorillas etc. The same women would try so hard to be my friend and flirt with the few black men. They’re never to be trusted. Not the first time this has happened either.

  • Yoni7

    you are gonna equate that with police brutality against black people over the past decade?
    ________________________
    Did you read YOUR OWN COMMENT about making a wrong move on a plane and being arrested? Did I not highlight and correct/EMPHASIZE that you can be KILLED for doing exactly what YOU referred to in YOUR comment.

    And to answer your question; YES!

  • chaisun

    No it doesn’t. You’re normalizing white demonic behavior. I’ve traveled the entire world and probably more than you. I stay in an African country part of the year. The one thing that’s the same is white supremacy and their hatred towards Black people and other people of color. You’re a disillusioned “black” person.

  • AndSo

    Of course I read my own comment, because I wrote it.

    It seemed to me that you were equating the picture of the school teachers with the noose with police brutality that resulted in death over ten years.

    If you were equating it with people being savagely attacked and brutalized on planes, then of course I agree with you.

    I feel like the world is now on heightened alert for perceived "tirggers" and micro-aggressions and whatever else. You use the wrong tone with some airport person and you be stopped by the airport police. You stupid enough to not follow orders from a flight attendant and the feds will drag you off a plane in hand cuffs. It gives me anxiety just thinking about the world today.

  • AndSo

    You must not have been to the same parts of the world that I have, because if you think that racism isn't EVERYWHERE you are crazy. It's not even racism as much as it is COLORISM. If you too dark skinned, then you less than, just about everywhere. And they don't care about your feelings and your "triggers" and if you hurt. They don't register or recognize or care.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    These racial antics only make white people look pathetic, insecure, as lowlifes, and black people want validation from a group of people, who despise them!

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Are there that many black kids at their school i mean damn...

  • Coffee1st

    ...... here we go.
    I would rather believe that this is a harmless picture with harmless women in it who have harmless intentions. That would be SO much easier.
    However....out of all things to want to gather around to take a picture with....a noose?? FOUND at an elementary school?? It's a rope.... why is that so special... unless.......???

  • GodsGirlC

    THIS IS DISGUSTING!!!!!! #DUMMIES

  • Yoni7

    I believe it. How did you find out about the emails?

  • Yoni7

    I'm equating the picture to what everyone else knows to be downright wrong. But I honestly have no more time for YOU because I see that like most yt folks, you don't find an issue with it. Take care and have a better day, sir.

  • MoneyMillz

    Super facts

  • Reenaface

    This is why if I were a parent I would be in favor of home schooling for children. It's just not safe anymore.

  • OvertheMississippi

    THANK YOU!!!!!

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    the list of cons to public schooling the kids is LONG. outside of the constant worry that your child could come up missing, shot or beat up now you gotta concern yourself with noose wielding ytS.

  • Yoni7

    Idk how white folks find humor in this
    _____________________________
    Baffling! Like why is THIS type of thing "entertainment"?

  • Jethro

    In 2019 racists and racism are no less ignorant than they've ever been.

  • AndSo

    Whatever. Some people never learn. If you wanna see everything solely from your standpoint then nothing will ever be resolved. Folks need to understand that the shades of gray are vast.

  • Michelle

    Suspended? White privilege is real.....

  • PlayerP

    Ummmm....hmmmm...uuuuhhhh
    I'm good with not knowing everything...but this??? This begs for answers...so many questions...why was the noose at the school? Why did they feel the need to take a picture with it? Why is the woman holding it smiling? Why are the other ladies pointing at it with those derelict brain looks on there faces? Who took the picture? There was NO ONE around, black, purple, green or ANYONE with some sense to tell these heffas not only do you dumb as hell but racist too???
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/ZgUK99ejlrEm3NOOjL/giphy.gif

  • Parent

    The hell is wrong with these neanderthals!

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Yep Malcolm told us about this!

  • KneeSee

    What was the caption on the pic tho, or did they post it with no explanation? I need more info before I pass judgement. Maybe they're girl scouts or cowgirls.

  • AndSo

    Thank you. Context is everything.

  • PlayerP

    You sound...idk...today is one of those days where I don't want to think too hard...BUT you...you want some attention I see.

    Kat said it best..."niggas ain't scared of rope"...it's the context. Dangling a noose at someone Black is the same as pointing a gun...it's a THREAT. And stop talking about other parts of the world and how it might be perceived differently...these teachers are in North America...you know what time it is

  • Curtis

    I'm not sending my child to a super majority black public school sorry. They learn nothing there apart from music and dancing from mon to Friday.

  • AndSo

    I wasn't pointing to other parts of the world as a means of justifying a genuine threat. What I WAS saying was that just because some black people immediately see a racial taunt or threat in a hang noose with ZERO CONTEXT, not everybody else does. They don't have the same associations with it. The fact that this picture was circulated among many teachers, including BLACK teachers, tells me that these white ladies were just straight ignorant. That ain't a good thing, and it needs to be called out, but I'm not prepared to jump to the conclusion that it was a racial threat or taunt. Why are you?

  • Kimberly King

    Sounds like you need to do more research. Idiot.

  • Reenaface

    Not to mention the kids getting jumped, beaten, and killed by bullies. Add in the slow road to justice to try to right these wrongs and it's a no win situation ??????????

  • Nik

    Same happened to me being bussed to school in Canarsie, Bklyn before the demographic changed. That was my first encounter with racism.

  • Renee Bee

    This right chere is making my right eye twitch. https://media0.giphy.com/media/5k12oNGvuhrgY/giphy.gif

  • Jamal Warner

    Wait, the liberals are not racist thou or could they be... hmm nevermind

  • chaisun

    One of them accidentally forwarded the thread to a person of color and it all fell apart from there.

  • Yup, I said it

    That's how white trailer park trash behaves. They belabor white superiority because that's all they have going for them. White people with good breeding use classism to exclude people. They won't even hire white trash as their maids and servants. Damn sure wont let the be Nanny's and around their kids because that type of ignorance is contagious.

  • time

    In my opinion, having taught school for 35 years, these teachers and administrator, displayed poor judgment regardless of their reasoning for choosing to not only take the picture but assimilated it among the faculty. We educators have to go above and beyond to maintain a sense of professionalism that provides all students with an optimal learning experience.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Cowgirls my assss..What context, they’re not on a damn ranch..That’s a lynching noose, which is why it has no caption..?

  • LOVbabyNAT

    Ok. So they posed with a knotted rope that was found at the school. These knots are used for boating and other things. Who decided it had anything to do with hanging anyone? Was there a comment or a caption? We're just gonna crucify them for posing with a knotted rope that could be used for something else. Smh. I'm the last one to take a side. If they're dead wrong they're dead wrong. We just gotta stop assuming these things and screwing with people's lives. I wanna see where they said or insinuated something malicious first. Incidentally, nooses were used for many years to hang all races of people as capital punishment. Doesn't offend me. Don't understand why we let these things get under our skin.

  • mzwhang90210

    "The Principal and the personnel involved in this matter have been placed on administrative leave ..."
    Which means they get paid vacations. Don't sleep folks, they get paid while on leave. Plus, even if they're placed on leave & wages are suspended....if they end up exonerated, they get awarded back pay on that money, +interest. IJS
    #themoreyouknow

  • mzwhang90210

    Thank you for your years teaching!!?

  • Kimberly King

    It was a pleasure ! I'm working on going back into the STEM field. However, there's not a day that goes by where I don't think about all the beautiful black kids I've taught. Many of them are in college, have graduated from college, or are working. So proud of them. I wish some black people would assume all black schools lack proper education. I taught at an all black school where we not only beat out all schools in the district (including the all-white schools) in state testing scores, but we also had the most scholarship money awarded. Our kids worked HARD. There's so much potential in all of our black children. Somebody has to be there to spark it.

  • Daryl Campbell

    Its neanderthal season in this Dump white house administration.

  • Jussjess25

    Yall shocked?? Just asking.. smdh

  • Jussjess25

    So you comfortable with a principle finding a noose funny for any race of people??? Ok lets assume that its not for black people. Lets say its for children.. what is funny about a noose.. seriously asking. Your just as sick as these white supremacist in the pic.

  • LOVbabyNAT

    Unfortunately, your white supremacist comment doesn't fly sweetie. I'm Puerto Rican and have African American children so..... Nope. I'm just not going to drag someone's whole life without knowing the details of said photograph. It's called being mature. We all should live our lives walking on eggshells for fear someone will catch a photograph of us that the public MAY misinterpret. It's stupid already. But you go on right ahead and believe what you like as I am entitled to do also. ??

  • LOVbabyNAT

    This is exactly what I'm saying. How do we know? They get dragged and lose their jobs, credibility, lives because WE THE PEOPLE assume it's a race thing. ????? It's dumb already.

  • Zeta Aggie

    Yeah they look like ladies who yacht. Whatever.

  • Zeta Aggie

    Benevolent racists.

  • Zeta Aggie

    I imagine one or two may date black men and have mixed race children so that would make it okay in their eyes. Never.

  • LOVbabyNAT

    Well possibly, but if you read the article you know the rope was found in the school. Listen I'm simply saying things AREN'T always what they seem. There is nothing funny about insinuating someone could be hung with that. Which I don't know they were doing because again NOBODY KNOWS THE CONTEXT OF THE PICTURE. ????? Just grow up people. Lets hope no one ever catches you in a seemingly bad light and drags you til you don't have a life. ??

  • Zeta Aggie

    Well if i’m that stupid oh well. It was in poor taste and given her profession she should have known better.

  • Yoni7

    Yaaassss!!! Did any get fired? How was the environment after that? Was there of flood of salty tears? I would have been so smug after everything came to light. SO SMUG!

  • Jussjess25

    Hopefully you wont have to find a noose around your black sons neck to someday “understand.” What it means. ?. You being puerto rican explains why you don't know your history.

  • LOVbabyNAT

    I UNDERSTAND that a rope is just a rope UNTIL somebody HANGS someone with it. I know MY history. Me being Puerto Rican means I am everything. What are you talking about? LOL I am African, European, and Taino. THAT'S IRRELEVANT to this subject. Your assuming it's against African Americans because they are white and holding a noose. All races of people have been hung for thousands of years for all kinds of reasons NOT JUST BLACK PEOPLE!!! The fact that people want to make this racial says more about them. Stop being the victim. You're outraged about women posing with a rope. Lmao @you.

  • onelove

    them crackers are crazy!! lol...

  • LOVbabyNAT

    Also, I don't have to live in the past to know my history. No one has been lynched in this country for 40 years. I'm more afraid of my children being shot in a school shooting (which is why I homeschool) or on the street just minding her own business. ????? Everything can't always be about race. I empower my children to understand their history but to think beyond that. We can't get past race because we cant get past race. That's the real problem. It's not about these white women posing with a noose. It's about how we continue to react to these things. Again, IF there was even malice intended. Which we don't know because it takes a second to take a picture. Which doesn't capture the seconds before or after. Period. Have a great day!

  • B.Loveitt

    How about the teacher in class saying their ninjas and their lazy and do nothing. I think it's Minnesota or Minneapolis one???

  • wigmon68

    Maybe they do, maybe they don't. And again, like you, I have no idea what the context was of this photo and context matters.

  • wigmon68

    Not at all. Just want to hear facts and context before condemnation.

  • chaisun

    Yup. A few were let go and the others stayed on while pretending like they did nothing wrong. You know how they normalize their racist agendas and views. Right, smug is accurate lol.