A petition made the rounds at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California, asking students of color for permission to use the n-word. The petition led school officials to take corrective measures against two students involved, a school board member said last week.
Duane Dishno, president of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, said that the petition was nothing but a “bad joke” on April Fools’ Day, The Los Angeles Times reported.
According to the article, a handwritten petition from a student addressed to “Brown People” circulated at the school. A student who took offense snapped a photo, shared it on social media, and reported the incident to the principal after school hours, the Times quoted Dishno as saying.
The parents of the students who created the petition were contacted, and their children were disciplined the following day. Dishno said that the students felt remorse following the…
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