Students to school board: fight racism, use equity lens

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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 the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies from Willamette University.

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