For all of you who watched the segment on Hbo (Little Rock High School: 50 years later) and thought the story was not authentic or that racial tensions in schools only happens in the south, then you should read the article below. Earlier this week, there was a walk out at Ithaca High School because many of the participating constituents (students and staff) believed that a descrimination case was not handled correctly. A few days later, there was a fight between white and black students. The superintendant says that, “I’m not going to pretend that this was just a case of urban vs. rural kids without an aspect of race.”
This problem is happening in schools all across the country and its not just about poverty or class systems.