Bigots and Antisemites Derail Santa Rosa City Schools Meeting

Santa Rosa City Schools could soon move to limit virtual public comments after last week’s regular board meeting was derailed by a barrage of antisemitic and anti-trans screeds.

At least a dozen commenters flooded the meeting online with racist invective. Some of them would pretend to be speaking about an issue on the agenda and then quickly segue into a bigoted tirade.

Parents who attended the meeting called the language “shocking” and “horrific.” Some students are believed to have been in attendance and exposed to the language.

Both Santa Rosa City Schools and the Sonoma County Office of Education issued statements after the meeting acknowledging what had transpired and reiterating a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech.

A similar incident occurred just one day prior at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting. The hijacking of that meeting by antisemites and bigots has forced the county to restrict virtual comments at its meetings. 


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Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 09:07

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