Assemblymember Medina Statement on Controversial Photo of King High School Students

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement in response to the circulation of a photo of students from Martin Luther King High School posing with a swastika and Confederate flag.

“I'm deeply troubled by a recent photo of students from Riverside's Martin Luther King High School posing with symbols of hate, oppression, and racism. Those actions and sentiments have no place in Riverside or in our state. Our communities should celebrate diversity and practice inclusion. The actions taken by these students do not reflect our shared values and we must stand together in solidarity against hate.”

“As we celebrate Black history month we reflect upon the stories of individuals who remind us that despite our differences we are one community-- Riversiders, Californians and Americans. I am committed to working with community leaders to address these issues and implore Riverside Unified School District to take action.”


CONTACT: Kelly Reynolds (916) 319-2061