The Concerned Clergy of Durham is calling on the Wake County school board to restore the socioeconomic diversity policy and "honor an historic and successful educational policy."
In a statement that was scheduled to be released this morning, the group of 38 clergy members invoke the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" to explain why they're speaking out about Wake County. They say "they're standing in support of the action taken by" the four people arrested at the June 15 school board meeting, including state NAACP head the Rev. William Barber.
"We call on all people of faith across the Triangle to stand united in opposition to the actions of the Wake County School Board in solidarity, prayer and action," according to the statement. "We will do what it takes to see that every child is provided a high quality and equal educational experience."