This situation is so disturbing on so many levels.
It’s sad to think, that school administrators could be harboring their own bias and prejudices against Asian students, and continue to allow the persecution of Asian students by African American students.
Luu was among the students suspended as a result of the violence that enveloped the school Dec. 3, when Asians faced a daylong series of assaults by groups of mostly African American classmates. A district inquiry blamed the violence on rumors that sprang from an after-school altercation between Asian and African American students the previous day.
ity school district officials formally acknowledged Thursday that 17-year-old Hao Luu was not connected to a street gang – an allegation that was used to ban him from South Philadelphia High.
Evelyn Sample-Oates, the district’s vice president for communications, said a letter had been placed in Luu’s file to acknowledge his innocence and clear his name of the charge.
Oh Gee THANKS!
“If there’s any wrongdoing on the school district’s part,” she said, promising a full review, “we certainly will apologize to him and his family.”
“Before, I was really worried, especially when I heard they were saying I was from a gang,” he said through a translator. “I was worried how it would affect if I could go to college or get a job. My family was so concerned that the school wasn’t treating me right. My grandmother, my mom, and my dad and especially me are so relieved and so happy.”
Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that allegations made by African American students that Asian students beat up a disabled African American student the day before, are FALSE (thanks to Helen for the heads up!)!
Sounds like the school administrators are also racist, not only the African American students.