It seemed right to take this opportunity to voice our support for the students, parents and community members standing up against racism and classism in the Ithaca City School District (ICSD). It has been inspiring to see young people taking action to assert their dignity in the face of an administration that consistently plays the public relations game, denies the obvious, and discounts students’ experiences. Militarizing our schools and turning them into prisons is not the answer to the challenges that the school district is facing. We also support the Kearney family in their fight for justice and encourage folks who come to our site to learn more about these issues. Sadly, racism and classism are alive and well here in our “enlightened” little town and it is all of our responsibility to be accountable in dealing with it. Let the youth lead the way!
We Support Students Protesting Racism at ICSD