Garfield High School Goes on Bended Knee for Black Lives

By Jesse Hagopian, first published at The Progressive. The Jocks.The marching band. The cheerleaders. The Black Student Union. The teachers. And the administration. These disparate high school groups rarely come together. But at times of great peril and of great hope, barriers that once may have seemed permanent can collapse under a mighty solidarity. The …

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Black Student Union: “This is our time to speak”–Are the education reformers listening?

Seattle Times runs front page profile of Garfield High School Black Student Union’s leadership in the Black Lives Matter movement: “We are fighting for our lives.” Two weeks ago Dan Beekman of the Seattle Times, a Garfield High School graduate himself, returned to the Bulldog house in search of a story about the Black Lives …

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