Title

Community leaders and minority students fear that Portland High School has not

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

9-3-1998

Pages

8-9

Abstract

Community leaders and minority students fear that Portland High School has not been sufficiently proactive in defusing racial tension, which last year started with a simple incident between two students, divided the school along racial lines, and then spread outside the school. Principal Dana Allen, who says the school has a "zero tolerance policy" for racism, is adding cafeteria supervisors and will continue to employ a security guard. An "action team" will also bring community leaders and students together to discuss how to create an environment free of racism. Moses Sebunya, president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP, does not believe the school goes far enough to respond to minority students' valid complaints about discrimination and racial slurs.

Subjects

Portland High School, Racism

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