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Prejudice for years at Hopkins High

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Many suburban schools in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area have experienced a rapid growth in students of color over the past two decades. With this growth have come problems of adjustment as virtually all-White schools struggle to accommodate much greater racial diversity. Hopkins High School, for example, has gone from two percent to 20-30 percent students of color in 20 years, and the adjustment appears to be far from complete. Some Black students and parents are expressing concerns to school and district officials that racial profiling, double standards, and other “obvious acts of racism” at the school need to be addressed. Continue Reading →

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