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Investigation: College Park investigates its racial equity officer

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Posted on: April 11, 2024

The city is investigating its racial equity officer, Kayla Carter, after news reports revealed she posted what some might consider offensive remarks on her personal social media accounts.

Fox News Digital and the New York Post reported on March 13 that Carter, who works with the city’s Restorative Justice Commission, used social media to call police “white supremacists” and to post other race-related comments and complaints about her job.

Carter’s accounts have since been moved to protected status, which means they cannot be viewed by the public. 

City officials declined to comment on the investigation except through a press release from City Manager Kenny Young, which said, “Ms. Carter’s views expressed on her personal accounts do not reflect the opinions, beliefs and core values of the City of College Park and its mayor and council.”

Carter was hired as the city’s first racial equity officer in 2022, when the city adopted a resolution to renounce systemic racism.

Her job is to examine city policies and programs for barriers to equal participation and to identify opportunities for Black residents.

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