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Petition Created To Have Linda Fairstein Removed From Mount Vernon High School’s Hall Of Fame

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Petition Created To Have Linda Fairstein Removed From Mount Vernon High School’s Hall Of Fame

Petition Created To Have Linda Fairstein Removed From Mount Vernon High School’s Hall Of Fame

Ever since Ava Duvernay released her Netflix series, “When They See Us,” many people have been calling for Linda Fairstein to be canceled out and it looks like it’s actually happening! Fairstein was a key figure in the wrongful prosecution of the Central Park 5 — a group of teenagers who were wrongfully charged with raping a woman in Central Park.

RELATED: Central Park 5 Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Dropped By Publisher

There have been calls for her old cases to be reopened and her books boycotted. However just recently, she was dropped by her publisher and forced out of her nonprofit organization. Now, a petition has just been created to remove Fairstein from her old high school’s Hall of Fame.

The petition which was made by Anissa Vincent on change.org, called for “The removal of Linda Fairstein picture and accolades from the MVHS hall of fame! Our schools are filled with Black and Brown boys who do not need a constant reminder of how the system targets and works against them!” Vincent added, “Many of us around the world have children between the ages of 14-16 just like these 5 (now) men. One could only imagine that obstacles not only did the teens face but also their families. Many of the families couldn’t afford to travel to see their children in prison while she maintained a healthy lifestyle and lived with her lies! She does not deserve to be in MVHS hall of Fame. She is not a representation of what this city’s values are, which is to educate and protect our black and brown boys.”

Many people also took to social media to spread the word to demand for her removal. One tweet read,

“1. Take down Linda Fairstein’s plaque
2. Replace it with one that honors the Central Park 5 and explains Fairstein’s role in their imprisonment.
3. Create a process to review all of the people who received a hall of fame honor.
4. Issue a statement about this situation expressing that the school district does not support her or any person who has this kind of impact on society. It should also detail the criteria to be put in the Hall of Fame”

Another tweeted said,

“On the behalf of the city of Mount Vernon. We don’t claim @LindaFairstein”

So far, 244 people have signed the petition. Socialites, what are your thoughts on this? Sound off in the comment box below!

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RELATED: Central Park 5 Investigator Linda Fairstein Is Being Forced Out Of Nonprofit Organization

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