On Wednesday (April 7), a man named Marquis took to Instagram to share an image of his son’s classroom. In the photo, all the white students were seen with plates in front of them. The Black children, however, appeared to be waiting for some food.
“This is truly unbelievable. You better know this won’t be the last time you hear from me on this,” he penned in a caption. “Why does every white kid have their food? Not one Black child has food in front of them! Thank God for cameras in classrooms because there is no way to hide this racism.”
David Vinson, the president and chief executive officer of Kids ‘R’ Kids International, Inc., followed up with a statement apologizing to Marquis and the Kids ‘R’ Kids community for the narrative displayed in the picture. He said that the occurrence was a “random and isolated” incident in their inclusive environment.
Later, after further review, he announced that Kids ‘R’ Kids was ending its contract with the preschool where the incident took place.