Kila Posey Wiki – Kila Posey Biography
Kila Posey is a black mother who is blasting her daughter’s Georgia elementary school for “segregating” African American students to give them “more opportunities” amid a series of controversies tied to critical race theory.
Posey filed a federal discrimination complaint against Mary Lin Elementary School in Atlanta after learning that her daughter had been placed in a class only for black students.
Her age is unclear.
The outraged mother told WSB-TV that principal Sharyn Briscoe, also black, informed her that students were being separated by race to give them more opportunities.
The school had two classes for black students and six for white students, Posey said.
Posey claims she only found out about the situation after the principal said her daughter couldn’t be placed in a specific teacher’s class.
“She said that’s not one of the black classes, and I immediately said, ‘What does that mean?’ I was confused. I asked for more clarification. I was like, ‘We have those in the school?’ And she proceeded to say, ‘Yes. I have decided that I’m going to place all of the black students in two classes,’” Posey said.
The mother said she insisted her daughter be placed in a white class, but the principal said it meant the girl would be isolated.
She has filed a civil rights complaint with the US Department of Education alleging her children’s elementary school placed Black students in separate classrooms from their peers based on their race.
Kila Posey, the mother of two Black children enrolled in Mary Lin Elementary School in Atlanta, said some classes in that school “had been formulated, in part, based upon the race of the students” during the 2020-21 academic year, according to the complaint provided by her attorney Sharese Shields.
The Atlanta Public Schools district confirmed it had investigated the allegations made by Posey and that appropriate actions were taken.
A district spokesperson would not elaborate on what those actions were.
“Atlanta public schools does not condone the assigning of students to classrooms based on race,” a statement from the district said.
The district did not deny the allegations.
The Department of Education is running a separate investigation related to Posey’s discrimination complaint.
Race and the teaching of critical race theory in schools have increased tension in the US over the last year.