Social Media Used to Expose Racism on High School Campuses

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For the generation born after the dawn of social media, protesting on Instagram is second nature. In recent weeks new social media handles have emerged that give first hand accounts of the stinging, racist rebukes that Black students face in their every day high school life. Many of these accounts are called Blackat [School Name] and they document personal moments where Black students have suffered racist remarks and actions at the hands of their white classmates, those classmate’s parents or the school.

These accounts are anonymous and their growth swift among current students and alumni. The stories are collected through anonymous Google Docs, allowing current and former students to speak more freely about experiences they may never have had an opportunity to share. These are stories that must be heard.

Many of the moments shared happened in the classroom with racist remarks from…

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