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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:22 PM

Justice department chastises Utah school district for ignoring racial harassment of Black students

Davis School District has intentionally ignored “serious and widespread” racial harassment in its schools for years — failing to respond to hundreds of reports from Black students after they have been called slaves, the N-word, and heard threats that they would be lynched, according to a jarring report from the U.S. Department of Justice.

That refusal to intervene ultimately created an atmosphere that was so oppressive that some kids of color feared coming to class, the report said. Many stopped reporting acts of discrimination, which were often witnessed by teachers who didn’t step in, they said. A few told Justice investigators they felt the district was condoning the way they were treated by taking no action.

“As a consequence of this dismissive attitude to serious racial harassment, a district-wide racially hostile environment went unabated,” the department concluded in the report released Thursday. And “the district left students of color vulnerable to continued abuse.”

The findings from the Justice Department come after two years of investigation of the predominantly white northern Utah school district, starting in July 2019.

Read more: https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2021/10/21/serious-widespread-racial

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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:27 PM

1. Horrible racism condoned by teachers and the school district.

What a hostile place for Black people and other POCs to live in.

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