Students to school board: fight racism, use equity lens

Credit: Sandra Hernández-Lomelí

Racial justice activists are tired of appearing before the Salem-Keizer School Board, testifying about discrimination and having no action taken.

A dozen students, parents, graduates and leaders with the youth advocacy organization Latinos Unidos Siempre, or LUS, spoke at the board’s December meeting, calling on members to better implement their adopted equity lens and address racism in local schools.

Read the full story and board’s response here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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