Lezley McSpadden never got to graduate high school. Two decades ago, she dropped out of Ladue Horton Watkins High School during her junior year so that she could raise her son, Michael Brown.
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.
Members of a California high school basketball team were barred from participating in a tournament because they continued to wear “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in solidarity with those standing up against police brutality.
The students have planned a rally in response to the decision for Monday.
More U.S. high school students are staying in school, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
As a result, the national dropout rate reached a record low last year.