NAACP Calling on Students to Support Boston Latin Protests

The head of the NAACP in Boston is calling on students across the city to support protests by students at Boston Latin, who say the school is indifferent to racism.

According to the Boston Herald, President Michael Curry is asking students to wear black to class on Monday.

He's also calling for the city to hire an outside firm to examine race relations across the entire district.

Kayla Butler, an eighth grade student at Boston Latin, wore black on Monday as part of the blackout for students who want the school administration to take a stand with them against racism.

"I want to raise awareness not only because im black but because I've experienced a segregation and racism," said Butler.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was shocked and saddened to hear accounts from students at Boston Latin. He was even more shocked to know that administrators may have done nothing about it. The mayor says he wants to meet with the students privately.

The school department said last week that it was launching an investigation into the allegations.

"When we talk about an internal view, we're not just talking about Boston Latin but our entire district wide," Mayor Walsh said.

In the meantime the student group at Boston Latin called BLS Black is doing what it can to raise awareness and unite the community.

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