Lehigh Valley high school students reflect on racial inequality in education

Written by on August 4, 2020

Lehigh Valley High school students reflect on racial inequality in education

By Genesis Ortega

August 4, 2020

Students across the Lehigh Valley have been speaking out about racial inequalities in schools. A recent forum for students hosted by community activist group “Lehigh Valley Stands Up” was designed to create a space for conversation on race, police in schools and hiring more diverse teachers and counselors. 

WLVR Community Correspondent Genesis Ortega spoke with Kayla Dames and Sydne Clarke, two local students who participated in the forum. 

The Black Student Union at William Allen High School is hosting another virtual panel discussion with Lehigh Valley Stands Up on August 10, at 6 p.m. This second conversation in the series, will look at microaggressions in school, and inequity between districts.

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