According to Fox News, Loudoun County Supervisor Juli Briskman linked her proposal specifically to the county continuing to segregate schools for 14 years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954, which outlawed the practice. The proposal passed in a 6-3 vote.
But in the midst of the pandemic, says Derrick Hollie of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, that's "the last thing we need to be talking about right now."
"To me it's just another opportunity to create divisiveness here in this country," he adds.
Hollie says the demographics of Loudoun County, Virginia have changed because of high-tech companies relocating there from California.
"It's a lot of uppity … very left, liberal people who all think they're woke on this whole woke culture, and so that's where this is stemming from," Hollie explains. "It's certainly not the elders and the older people of Loudoun County."
Hollie is not sure what the board hopes to accomplish with this proposal.