The district superintendent said two high school students whose bigoted recordings sparked the outcry will face significant discipline.
The recordings have circulated widely in the past two weeks one selfie video and a rap song aimed at a rival football team and led to demands for a broad reassessment of the school's culture.
There isn't a punishment and consequences in this group, Kate Campbell, the mother of two Quincy High School students, and the co-chair of the city's parent-teacher organization. Also disheartening to the students is its not to this days if anything happens.
On Monday evening, administrators held a community forum at Quincy High School. When the community forum began, dozens gathered outside, where some parents and students said the videos were a product of a culture of racism that allowed the existence of decades of history.
This era of discrimination often inflicted this pain by the emergence of a lot of students of color, said Maya Correia, who recalled school forums that focus on racism occupied a lot of students of color. We can talk all but one of those over it ourselves, but there's an end to the discrimination that was commonly inflicted this pain to the demographics. They are just doing what you want, don't you have to listen.
And in Quincy, two days after protesters of the three eighth-graders were notified, students walked out of classes on Monday, and the student officials received a report on racism, including allegations that administrators in order to respond to racist responses, and a racist response from a Black teacher, and the claims made in the n-word were tuesday. In the course of three students on the student's hand, students met the administrators with a pretext to an alleged racist arrest, and that
In Quincy, Superintendent Kevin Mulvey said he understood the community's anger and pledged accountability. He noted a racist video created from a white student to a white person who repeatedly used the n-word and glorified the black people's segregation, rape and enslavement.
Mulvey said the two high school students who created the racist recordings could face suspension, expulsion, being put in alternate classrooms, or a combination of those.
When there are so grave and shocking incidents in the community, it's completely impossible to enforce discipline in school, Mulvey said.
The parents drew questions at Mulvey and Quincy High Schools community meeting Monday evening. Taglieri said he believed there are two problems: one of overt racism like the video, which We deal with everything very well and easily, but I do not fully understand the microaggressions and all those other pieces that go on that arent being addressed
People of color say that nauseous people don't do good job, a woman shouted from the audience.
Taglieri replied I don't think that every student of color feels like it, today.
Almost every other color student said it's a problem, it's a problem, she said.
Parents also asked how students were demanding that administrators implemented these changes and when administrators would implement them, Mulvey said, in upcoming months, what would happen for the parents to be asked for, and when those were the planned changes would come in, and what was planned for the reshuffle, and why they have a parent to shout, Isn't months, weeks, and another who said, Now, it will come.
Mulvey said that administrators are seeking to address the root causes of bias by meeting with parents and students about their concerns, establishing an organization that is focused on addressing education issues. There will also be an independent report on Quincys school climate in the next two weeks.
The problem is that students have struggled with social media and socially-emotional development in the past two decades, Mulvey said. It is a problem of not having an answer to the crisis, but still continues, he says.
At Point Webster Middle School, officials said their parents in a letter over the weekend that they learned about a planned student walkout over the newly surfaced video and wouldn't allow it due to safety concerns.
Earlier, the video surfaced on Saturday on involved three grade 8 students that contained racist language directed towards specific students at Point Webster Middle School, Principal Christine Barrett wrote to parents on Saturday. The video was shared with the school community and was very disturbing to us all.
The student who was recorded using the targeted racist language, is subject to serious disciplinary consequences, wrote Barrett.
The system also reports on Sept. 28 and on Oct. 6 that racist graffiti was found in several bathrooms, respectively, at South-West Middle School and Central Middle School.
Some Quincy parents said the tensions at the high school are longstanding and the district has to look at how that district should respond.
The mother of the students at Quincy High School said the story was a little more a video than the video that got caught; that was just a tipping point, said Tere Rodriguez.
About 40 percent of students from Guatemala are Asian, 8 percent Latino, and 7 percent Black.
It requires better representation among teachers and administrators, she said.
The newspaper reported that John R. Ellement of the Globe staff contributed to that report.
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