Jeanie Kerber, the vice president of the board, played the victim card on behalf of Louis Fountain. She said when she ran four years ago, she ran on a mental health platform and discussed how minority students and their families didn’t feel welcome.
“I just can’t ignore the parallel that Mr. Fountain is likely experiencing right now and that of not being welcomed and told that he does not belong here,” she said. “Every student belongs here. I believe that Mr. Fountain belongs here.”
She finished her remarks by asking Johnston community members to “open up their hearts and their minds” to Mr. Fountain.
There was no explanation offered on how students who are conservative, conservative and black, should feel about Mr. Fountain saying Herschel Walker didn’t forget he is black, he just doesn’t want to be. Walker was criticized because of his conservative beliefs.
Kerber was one of six board members to approve Fountain in the position, which will pay a salary of $90,000.
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