- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A member of the Salt Lake City school board has protested what he calls racially tinged unfair treatment by wearing a sombrero and poncho to a meeting.

Michael Clara says he wore the stereotyped costume Tuesday because the school board president asked a police officer to watch him during meetings after a heated disagreement over a teachers’ union issue.

In a memo provided to KUTV news, Board President Heather Bennett called Clara’s behavior during a phone call extreme and asked the board’s security officer to move to the front of the room.

Clara says the reaction to the disagreement was different because he is Hispanic.

KUTV reports (https://bit.ly/1N9Nx7W) that Bennett disputes the allegations. She says the officer always attends public school board meetings will continue do so.


Information from: KUTV-TV, https://www.kutv.com/

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