- At Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California, every single black student was reportedly put on a “n*gger kill list” created by between six and 10 nonblack students at the school, the Root reported.
- Students shared the list on social media, but when those responsible were identified, no one was disciplined, community members say.
- A spokesperson from the school district said that “appropriate disciplinary action” had been taken, according to the Root.
- The high school is only 0.1% black, and the black community in Cupertino is still seeking justice.
- Attorney Richard Richardson filed a lawsuit on behalf of one student on the list, who has since left school amid the racial tensions and threats.
- The lawsuit accuses the school’s Fremont Union High School District of violating federal and civil rights claims and state education codes because they did not prevent discrimination against black students nor did they enforce anti-bullying policies.
- Other black community leaders have accused the school of not properly notifying the students or parents about the discovery. Read more (6/15/17)