White Bear Lake High School Students Walk Out After Students Receive Racist Messages – WCCO

This story was initially released on April 9, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Trainees at White Bear Lake High School went out of class Friday early morning, to object what they state is the school administration’s absence of attention to racial concerns.

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Previously today some Black trainees were taken into an Instagram chat where they were called racial slurs. Other negative remarks were likewise directed at them.

“The school needs to protect us. School is a place where we are supposed to be safe and learn,” stated a trainee, talking to the trainees who had actually had actually left. “Somebody really took time out of their day to send death threats to me and my beautiful friends just because we are a little darker than the rest of you all.”

Lots of trainees went out of school and stood in the rain to listen.

“They are telling my friends they need to hang themselves and us mixed people should have nothing to do with the white people,” stated Jasmyn Munkberg, a trainee. “They are saying we need to leave the school and they don’t want us here. It’s just gross to me.”

Trainees likewise described an event where indications for a Black Quality Club were taken down and damaged.

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Throughout the early morning, the trainees held indications and ultimately marched around the block and back to the school’s south school.

The school district sent out a message to households that stated they are working with police to discover who lags the Instagram chat. The message likewise stated that bigotry and racist habits will not be endured at the school.

“My personal experience is that people start joking around about the n-word and it’s just acceptable, like racial slurs are OK. And they’re just not OK,” stated Jace Keys, a trainee.

Keys stated he wished to stand with all trainees and reveal uniformity versus bigotry. He’s wishing for favorable modification.

“As a Black minority student, I felt the need to speak up to everyone to tell them how I feel,” stated Keys.

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The message from the district to households likewise stated that the school is dedicated to making sure a safe and considerate environment for all trainees.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.