Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Letter: Racism at Staples

Although some black people live in Westport, we are always asked “if we live in Bridgeport,” “If this is our real hair,”” If we can give out the Ni**a or Ni**er” pass.

Several guidance counselors have told the Hispanics females at school “they couldn’t wear the same outfits as the white girls because we had too much to show.”

Not once this month has it been mentioned that it’s black history month over the morning announcements.

In the year of 2019, Principal D’Amico stripped away all our chairs and tables in the lobby so we wouldn’t sit there anymore.

We’ve tried every way to voice our opinions on how we are being treated at this school. Some of us feel like we’re being “held in prison for punishment.” No one listens to us and we want change.

Please help us voice our opinions and seek awareness to this situation.

Niah Michel (17)
Westport

Although some black people live in Westport, we are always asked “if we live in Bridgeport,” “If this is our real hair,”” If we can give out the Ni**a or Ni**er” pass.

Several guidance counselors have told the Hispanics females at school “they couldn’t wear the same outfits as the white girls because we had too much to show.”

Not once this month has it been mentioned that it’s black history month over the morning announcements.

In the year of 2019, Principal D’Amico stripped away all our chairs and tables in the lobby so we wouldn’t sit there anymore.

We’ve tried every way to voice our opinions on how we are being treated at this school. Some of us feel like we’re being “held in prison for punishment.” No one listens to us and we want change.

Please help us voice our opinions and seek awareness to this situation.

Niah Michel (17)
Westport

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