Tommy Le, 20, was considered “an easy person to talk to about anything” by his classmates at Career Link. About 45 of his classmates were preparing to graduate from the South Seattle College alternative high school program when he was nowhere to be found. Given how far he’d come for this moment, his absence was troubling. Little did they know, he had been shot and killed by a King County sheriff’s deputy.
The Central Park 5 were robbed of a lot of valuable life experiences while they sat in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. [And the current president of the United States may have had a lot to do with that.] Now that they’ve been released and settled with the city of New York, they’re playing catch up.
High school students in Jacksonville, Fla. staged a sit-in earlier this week as a form of protest to demand that African-American history be made a full-year course.
Colin Kaepernick honestly may have never planned for his protest to spread to anyone else. Even if he did, he probably didn’t think that it would turn into a national practice being displayed on various levels of multiple sports. But that’s the situation we’re in and he’s giving his support back to those who have supported his decision to protest the National Anthem.
Black girls just can’t seem to get a break where their hair is concerned. Kemirah Jn-Marie, the only black cheerleader for Ross S. Sterling High School’s varsity squad in Baytown, Texas, learned this lesson the hard way recently.
The school’s rules clearly state that cheerleader’s hair should all be “pulled back in a secure ponytail” and“must not distract from the cheer environment.” However, her coach threatened to not let her participate during an upcoming football game if she showed up wearing the same braids she wore to school, according to ABC13.
School rivalries can get intense and before you know it you may look up and feel that you have a genuine dislike for the students from across the way. But hate is a different level altogether and has no place. And that hate being used as a platform for racist and anti-transgender rhetoric is unacceptable.
Five Texas teenagers have learned this lesson after being arrested for reportedly spray painting “Whites Only” over a rival high school’s water fountain and “Trans Only” near a bathroom.
A false fire alarm at Detroit’s Central Collegiate Academy broke out into fights among students that ended with police intervention. According to reports from FOX2, the alarm went off around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon and students claim that bottles and rocks were being thrown at them while they were outside. A brawl reportedly started among students and police used pepper spray to calm the crowd.
A 16-year-old high school student’s family is filing court papers on the premise that a Long Island school failed to intervene a racially motivated attack by a white student, and the school covered up the issue.