Racial Bullying Sparks Olathe Student Protest

Student allegations spark a surprising social justice move by students in Johnson County.

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“I just feel as though it was kind of like a slap in the face,” Protest Organizer David said. “Like it was we’re going to give you three days, but we’re not going to deal with the issue, and it felt as though they had a moral obligation to deal with it to avoid tainting their reputation.”

This comes after a Black student at Olathe South High School said his classmates used racial slurs toward him and showed him pictures of lynched Black people for months.

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Students, parents voice demands at protest after racist behavior toward Black student at Olathe South

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Students and parents protested Monday to demand accountability after recent racist incidents targeting a Black student at Olathe South High School.

Protest occurs after racial incidents at Olathe South High

OLATHE, Kan. - Racial tensions boil in Olathe as protesters gathered outside the public school district's office Monday evening.

Protest held in Olathe after racial slurs directed at Olathe South student

Students and parents from Olathe South High School held a rally Monday evening outside of the district's headquarters. The rally was held after a racially-motivated incident at the school last week. The district, in a letter to families on Monday acknowledged the incident.

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