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ACLU Files Complaint Against Fresno Unified School District For Racism Gone ‘Unchecked’

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a discrimination complaint against the Fresno Unified School District Thursday on behalf of two black Bullard High School students, claiming the school failed to protect students from racial abuse. There’s been a pattern of racism and anti-blackness throughout the district, ACLU staff attorney Abre’ Conner said. Most recently, a white cheerleader at Bullard High posted a video of herself wearing blackface and saying the n-word on Snapchat in May. Conner said the student did not suffer any repercussions and wasn’t kicked off the cheerleading team. But, Conner said, one of her clients was removed from the team about two days after she filed a complaint that said she was being harassed and bullied by a white student. The school district has dismissed allegations of abuse from black students, Conner added. “In 2019 we would expect that school districts would be protecting students from bullies and racists, not actually adding

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