Fight hate, condemn violence at school

Racism and hate, studies have shown, are learned behaviors. Parents, teachers and fellow students all have an obligation to eradicate multicultural prejudices and bias, scholars say.

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January 18, 2023 - 5:03 PM

Photo from the Blue Valley High School PTO Facebook page.

The ugly messages of bigotry happened on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

On Monday, a day revered and celebrated for civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., we were reminded why racism and hate are such scourges on our nation. Overnight, vandals tagged the inside of the press box at Blue Valley High School’s football stadium with some of the most vile, racist, antisemitic and homophobic slurs one could think of. No need to repeat the tasteless words in this space. The missives target Black, Hispanic, Jewish, gay and other marginalized people, law enforcement officials told us.

For good measure, the vulgar and foul language included a crude reference to George Floyd, tagged in red paint.

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