Sure, we love hyperlocal coverage . . .
However, there's always a danger of drilling down far too deep and turning into a mouthpiece for student angst . . .
With very little word from school officials . . . Check the KCMO "Fourth Estate" mostly working to echo the concerns of students crusading for social justice rather than building marketable skillz . . .
Students said they’ve complained “many times” about racial slurs used in schools and discrimination against students of color. “But there never seems to be any consequences,” said Erika Parrish, senior and president of the Black Student Union. “The school leadership wants our voices to be silent,” she said. “They don’t hear us. They don’t see us.”
Friday morning, a diverse group of about 100 students gathered outside the school waving signs — “BLM is not political,” “Protect our kids” — and chanting, “One family, one fight.”
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY Independence School District students who say Black students have been "marginalized, targeted and discriminated against" for years at Van Horn High School walked out of class Friday morning in protest. And the source of the problems, as it often is, is a breakdown in communication - which led to feelings of disrespect.