Berkeley High Students Protest Racist Message

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 (Andrew Stelzer)

Around 2,000 Berkeley High School students walked out of class Thursday to protest a racist message left on a computer in the school library. The computer screen displayed an image containing racial epithets and language threatening violence against African-Americans, which a student later admitted to posting. Protest organizers say the incident is not an isolated one: In December, a noose was found hanging from a tree on campus, and the school's 2015 yearbook was recalled after it was found to contain an offensive comment.


Lance Knobel, Berkeleyside co-founder

Alecia Harger, co-president of Black Student Union at Berkeley High School

Sam Pasarow, Principal, Berkeley High School