Education

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School in Vermont Charged in New ALCU Complaint With Failing To Protect Its Only Black Student 

In 2020, a 10th-grade Black female student attending high school in Vermont began experiencing severe harassment and racial discrimination from her classmates. The girl was new to the school, as well as the only Black student, and despite “repeated derogatory racial slurs, references to white supremacy and threats of physical…

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School District in Farmington, Utah Covered Up Over 200 Cases of Racial Harassment During a 5-Year Period

In a disturbing new report, officials with the Department of Justice have revealed that Black and Asian American students at a school district in Utah underwent years of verbal abuse and bullying while administrators willfully turned their back on the issue. In total, school records show at least 212 documented…

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Michigan School Forces Staff Members To Remove Rainbow Flags and Signs Supporting the LGBTQ Community

Another U.S. school system has been hit with anti-diversity initiatives forcing staff members to take down any signs or symbols showing their support for LGBTQ students. David Horak of NBC News affiliate WOOD-TV reported that “a middle school teacher in Three Rivers, Michigan, resigned after he and other teachers were…

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Parents of Detroit Student File $150-Million Racial Discrimination Suit Against School District

As a result of ongoing racism and horrific death threats within a suburban Detroit school, the parents of a Black student have decided to strike back, filing a massive $150-million lawsuit against the district on behalf of their daughter and other Black students targeted with the abuse. Corey Williams of…

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Department of Education Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Southlake Texas School System

Three years ago, a horrific video showing a group of white high school students chanting the N-word went viral. Following the incident, school officials in Southlake, Texas, promised to make sweeping changes to address their racism problem.  Those changes apparently didn’t happen, however, because now federal investigators have launched a…

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Minnesota Police Investigating Video Posted on Social Media Encouraging Teenage Black Girl To Commit Suicide

Authorities in the aptly named town of Savage, Minnesota, are investigating a hate crime involving several white teenage girls posting a racist, slur-laden video on social media encouraging one of their Black peers to take her own life. CNN’s Elizabeth Joseph and Artemis Moshtaghian reported that “in the 57-second clip,…

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Sesame Street Introduces First-Ever Asian American Character, Ji-Young

As part of its continuing quest to create a diverse and inclusive environment for children, beloved PBS franchise Sesame Street introduced its first Black family (father and son Wes and Elijah Walker) earlier this year. And now, Sesame Street will soon be even more diverse and inclusive with the introduction…

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Oregon School Board Fires Superintendent Who Didn’t Support Their Ban on Symbols Supporting Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ Pride

Things are growing increasingly tense in Newberg, Oregon — a town of 23,000 located approximately 25 miles southwest of Portland — as the conservative school board continues its recent attack on diversity and inclusion within the district. Andrew Selsky of the Associated Press reported that the Newberg school board, which…