Seeking refuge from school violence
“I never thought I could do this before,” Chen says reluctantly. “I guess now I’m American.”
Asian students from South Philly High marched to school district headquarters Wednesday to protest recent violence at their school. PW's Joel Mathis was there to capture the scene.
Racial tensions have been escalating at South Philadelphia High School, and peaked when 30 Asian students were the target of a violent attack. But one group of diverse students have resisted the divisive racial tensions by breakdancing.
Did the claims lack merit when it was just the students, parents, teachers, civil-rights advocates, politicians and various other concerned citizens making them? Now that there’s a report, something must be done!
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