Updates from the City of Brotherly Hate
Here is an update about the series of attacks on Asian American students in Philadelphia mentioned in an earlier post.
-One Dec. 3, 26 Asian American students from South Philly High School were assaulted.
-Asian American students at the high school launched a boycott of classes to protest the school’s continuing inability (or unwillingness) to address this problem honestly.
-Philadelphia school administators initially downplay these attacks suggesting that school violence is allegedly down 55%. See the video above.
These alibis are not surprising given that there is evidence that South Philly High School staff helped to promote anti-Asian racism at the school and the history of the Philadelphia School District in general.
-Asian American students end their boycott and return to classes at South Philly High on December 16.
Here are some more links: