Students Protest After School Didn't Let Them Support 'Black Lives Matter'

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The students made a good point.

A group of students in Maine let their voices be heard after a memo calling for phrases such as "White Lives Matter" and "Black Lives Matter" not to be worn on clothing or displayed ahead of the election. 

The memo also called for references to the presidential candidates not to be worn or displayed and many, including school staff, felt the memo was offensive. 

Students respectfully protested the memo sent by Scarborough Public Schools District officials with signs that read "Racism Is Still Taking Lives" and "Why Is Demanding Equality Controversial."

In response, Scarborough Superintendent Sanford J. Prince IV did a public apology, writing, "As I now reflect on a communication that was shared by our curriculum director to staff yesterday, I understand that the reference to the phrase "Black Lives Matter" was offensive to many people who read the memo," he added, "Please know that inclusion of that phrase was not at all intended to be a statement to make any member of the community feel less valued in any way, and we are deeply apologetic for that." 

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