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Rim of the World Unified employees mock-lynched black baby doll in office; quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin
Months after the Rim of the World Unified School District was embroiled in controversy over the Confederate flag, district employees mock-lynched a black baby doll on a public bulletin board, removing it only after a parent complained to district officials.
“‘This can’t really be what I think it is,’” Jenny Thompson recalled.
Thompson works for Rim of