Press conference on Mpls high school racial incident held at MSR

 

A press conference about a recent racially charged incident at Washburn High School in Minneapolis was held Tuesday, January 22 at the MSR office.

As told in a press release issued by Minneapolis Public Schools, on Friday, January 11, “a…group of students [dangled] a dark-skinned baby doll by its neck with a piece of string. Students recorded the incident and images were posted on social media sites. School security cameras also captured the events.”

 

Watch MSR Online for an upcoming story about this event.

 

Left to right: parent Maren McDonell, Pastor Dan Collison of First Covenant Church in Mpls., Juan Coleman, St. Thomas University Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, retired MPS teacher Betty Harpole

Parent and activist Ralph Crowder speaks at the press conference, with photos of the doll that was hung at the school behind him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSR contributing writer Mel Reeves and KG Wilson

 

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