Head of State candidate Deborah Kerr apologizes for the racially insensitive tweet Native Training

Kerr announced her answer at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, the same day she finished second in the seven-member elementary school for the state superintendent pending the April 6 election against Jill Underly, superintendent of the Pecatonica School District Area, prepared.

On Wednesday morning, Nada Elmikashfi’s chief of staff called Rep. Francesca Hong, D-Madison, Kerr and tweeted, “As someone who was relentlessly bullied and called a monkey and an (N word) for having big lips – this is just not the level of Karen I wanted to see the day after your first win. “

The name “Karen” has in recent years become synonymous with middle-class white women who make aggressive, racially insensitive comments.

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Savion Castro, board member for the Madison School District, tweeted a response to Kerr Wednesday morning, saying, “This makes me deeply sad and angry. Perfect example of white educators who profoundly fail to understand the isolation, alienation and disenfranchisement of our Black & Brown students in our education system – public and private. Microaggressions from employees and colleagues. “



Since then, Kerr has deleted her Twitter account and posted a statement Wednesday morning apologizing for the tweet, which she deemed insensitive.

“Yesterday I posted a tweet in response to a post that addressed the issue of racism,” Kerr said in the statement. “Although I did not intend to interpret the post as racist, the post itself was insensitive. So I closed my account and removed the comment.”

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