Earlier this week, candid images taken during Cypress Ranch High School’s senior class photo began making the rounds on social media showing some students at the Cypress, Texas, school doing a Sieg Heil.
According to a tweet, the students were reacting to a couple girls in the class who threw up a black power fist during the “silly picture.”
In an email sent to Houston station KPRC, a student said at least 70 students made the gesture, shouting “Heil Hitler” and “Heil Trump."
According to KPRC, the school principal sent home a letter to parents noting that the school is investigating the case of the "inappropriate gestures” and asking that parents discourage their kids from disseminating such images on social media “as this perpetuates a false image of Cy Ranch HS.” Read more
Slavery in the United States officially ended over a century ago, but a high school student in Florida got caught trying to “sell” his classmates.
An unnamed senior at Fleming Island High School in Jacksonville, Florida, took a photo of two black female students in class and uploaded it to a Craigslist ad titled “Two Slaves For Sale” with a price of $470.
The listing tagged the location to “Fleming Island Plantation,” which is a location that exists in the town, but the direct reference is to slave plantations in the South.
The listing’s description is horrific: “Two healthy negro slavegals for sale. Good Condition and hard work ethic! If you need another pair of hands around the farm/house, you’re in luck!"
The ad has since been taken down.
The student responsible for the listing has been suspended for 10 days and will transfer to an alternative school. Read more (4/28/17)
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 Richardsonfiled 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)
Senator Murray Sinclair answers the question, why can’t Indigenous people just ‘get over’ the residential school experience. Murray Sinclair was the chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which was created in response to the abuses in Residential Schools.
After months of racist taunting, an Illinois student captured his bully on video. Now, his mother has pulled him out of school and administrators are investigating.
WGN-TV reported that on Monday, Illinois woman Tianna Waits’ posted a video on Facebook of an anti-black song that students played around her 15-year-old son, whom she identified only as Marcus.
On the recording, which doesn’t show any faces, a student is playing the song “White Is Right,” by YouTube personality Pink Guy. The song contains the lyrics, “White is right, white is good/ keep those niggers back in the hood.”
In the post, Waits also vented about the many alleged racist incidents that happened to her son. Read more (3/17/17 11:08 AM)
Michelle King of the L.A. Unified School District, released a statement saying:
“L.A. Unified is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, nurturing and secure learning environment for our students. All employees are expected to treat students with respect. The District takes this matter seriously, is investigating it and will take appropriate administrative measures.”
Three other schools stating that their children also received the same math homework.
During Black History Month in 2017.. A second grade teacher, thinks it would be cool to ask students to figure out a math problem involving slaves picking cotton.. Here’s a math problem for that teacher - how many boxes will this teacher need to pack their belongings after being fired?