The state NAACP announced today that it had filed a federal Title VI complaint accusing the Wake County school system of racial discrimination over student assignment and disciplinary issues.
The civil rights complaint, filed late Friday afternoon, is based on three arguments. The first argument is that reassignments made this year by the new school board majority were intentionally discriminatory based on race.
The complaint is citing the reassignment of black students from Garner High to Southeast Raleigh High and of white students from Stough Elementary to Lacy Elementary. Mark Dorosin of the UNC Center for Civil Rights says those moves were made with "discriminatory intent."