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A Texas school district asked a Black principal to remove a photo of him kissing his white wife. Then the community branded him a critical race theory ‘boogeyman.’

Headshot shows Texas high school principal Dr. James Whitfield.

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On the day of his appointment as the principal of a Texas middle school, Dr. James Whitfield was forwarded an email from a resident of his school district that referenced a photo of him kissing his wife on the beach in Mexico, where the couple celebrated their 10-year anniversary. Whitfield is Black, and his wife is white.

According to Whitfield, in May 2019 the school district forwarded him the email, which read, “Is this the Dr. Whitfield we want as an example for our students?”, and requested he remove the photo from his Facebook profile.

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