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Virginia School District Apologizes For Designing And Distributing Swastika-Like Logo

By 08/07/2022 5:00 PMNo Comments

A school district in Virginia has formally apologized for designing, printing, and distributing t-shirts with a Swastika-like symbol on them.

Hanover County Public Schools, just north of Richmond, recently unveiled T-shirts and conference materials with a logo of what the superintendent said was “four hands and arms grasping together.” But local Jewish groups and others, including a Jewish candidate for Virginia’s House of Delegates, saw something that looked too much like the swastika.

Source: Viral News Magazine

In response, the school district’s superintendent Michael Gill said, “We are deeply sorry for this mistake and for the emotions that the logo has evoked by its semblance to a swastika and, by extension, to the atrocities that were committed under its banner.” 

Gill blamed the logo’s creation on “one of our teachers” who said it had been done “without any ill-intent.” “Unquestionably, we condemn anything associated with the Nazi regime in the strongest manner possible,” Gill wrote.

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond CEO, Daniel Staffenberg, said in a statement, “We appreciate the swift and definitive response of Superintendent Michael Gill.” He added that the groups planned to meet with Gill to “ensure that the voice of Jewish students and those of other minority faiths are heard and respected.”

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