NAACP calls for Plum school board member’s resignation
The NAACP Allegheny East Branch is calling for the resignation of a Plum school board member after a controversial Facebook share that has been criticized as being anti-Muslim.
“The Allegheny East NAACP found (Brian Wisniewski’s) share on Facebook absolutely offensive and unacceptable. His claim that it was an accidental share does not excuse the very racist statement made by the originator of the post,” said Kenneth Huston, president of the chapter, in a news release issued Thursday.
The Plum Borough School District issued a statement Tuesday condemning the post.
Fellow board members have remained mum on the situation and board member Scott Coulson said the board will have a statement on the matter later.
Wisniewski said in a prepared statement the share was an accident.
“This specific meme was shared in succession with other varying topic memes that I shared,” he said. “I do not agree with the post.”
The NAACP Allegheny East Branch represents Monroeville, Murrysville, Plum, Wilmerding, Wilkins, Pitcairn, East McKeesport and East Pittsburgh.
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