Washington County Schools to The Round Rev: “Yo’ Mama!”


It’s always a — um, *pleasure* — to hear from the right Revered William Barber.  The Round Rev is apparently taking a break from slandering Trump nominees and bashing all things conservative to go after school officials in North Carolina’s majority-black Democrat stronghold of Washington County.

Apparently, the big man was upset that school officials wanted to put his mother in a booth in the school’s lobby:

 […] Around a hundred students at Washington County High School in Plymouth walked out of class at noon on Monday.

Holding signs and lifting their voices, the students were protesting in support of Ms. Eleanor Barber.

Barber is the school’s long-time receptionist.

Students believe she is being forced into retirement.[…] 

Apparently, the dear lady has been there for more than 50 years. Some more background on the story?  Click HERE and HERE.   MORE:

[..] The controversy surrounds a booth that was added back in August.

Washington County’s Superintendent says it’s a security measure.

“That is something that’s new to our community, but what it does is it provides a layer of security,” said Yanisha Mann, Washington County Superintendent. “So, we’re not buzzing people in from down the hall, but we’re buzzing them in right at the front door.”

When asked if the booth was a way to force Ms. Barber into retirement, Mann responded, “that is a personnel issue that I cannot discuss.”

Students, parents of students and even former students of the school are hoping Ms. Barber is allowed to stay.

“It wasn’t a security measure at first until everybody started throwing up a stink,” says Marcia Ricks, a parent and former student.

After an issue was raised, Ricks says another person was hired to man the booth, and Ms. Barber was moved to the back of the school.

“What I’m getting from the kids is that they’re actually bullying her,” said Ricks.

According to Ricks, the situation was so bad, Ms. Barber’s son Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, the former president of the North Carolina N.A.A.C.P. had to step in.[…]

*A voice of reason.*  Naturally.

[…] “That’s when they decided not to put her in that booth,” said Ricks.

Supporters say Ms. Barber is a pillar of their community and county, and they hope she’s allowed to keep her job.

1 comment for “Washington County Schools to The Round Rev: “Yo’ Mama!”

  1. Eastern NC mom
    December 4, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    How old is this woman? If she has been employed by the school for 50 years, and was in her 20’s when she was employed then she must be in her 70’s. Undoubtedly she has done an excellent job of making sure the injustices of the “ terrible whites” have been magnified over the years. How could she not be a voice in the constant cries of perpetual injustice to raise at least one child who has become a very loud voice on the international scene of racism? He comes by his voice from his parents….right or wrong.
    Mama should retire gracefully and stop the rabble rousing…she has done enough. Perhaps the Plymouth High School could be renamed to Barber High school to honor she and her infamous son. Undoubtedly it would be appropriate for how many residents of Washington County have achieved international recognition?

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