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Continuing the Conversation on Race

Continuing the Conversation on Race

April 16, 2015
Filed under Conversations on Race, News

WHY NOW? Last December, The Sagamore had our first pullout about race. Since then, the issue of racism has risen to greater national prominence and come to the forefront of the high school in the form of Courageous Conversations. Last year, we aimed to begin conversations; this year, we aim to work t...

RE: White Privilege

RE: White Privilege

March 27, 2015
Filed under Conversations on Race, Opinions

“That person who spoke first is wrong and racist.” “That wasn’t the way to please a crowd.” “That girl is racist towards White people.” These are some of the criticisms I received from White people about my speech at the ‘Tell Your Story’ assembly on Race Day. I get it; nobody ...

Day of discussion about race and racism to be held Tuesday

Day of discussion about race and racism to be held Tuesday

March 2, 2015
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News

“Often in our classes we’re moving through curriculum, and when huge events happen in the United States and in the world that have to do with race and racism, sometimes we don’t actually stop and pause and discuss those events as much as we should,” history and Social Justice program teacher...

Creating racial cohesion from understanding

Creating racial cohesion from understanding

April 11, 2014
Filed under Conversations on Race, Opinions

During our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day assembly, I delivered a speech about the quiet racism in Brookline and the apathy that we, as students, exhibit. I challenged the school population, chiefly teachers and students, to engage in more discussions centered around race. In my English class immediately aft...

Race Reels opens dialogue

December 18, 2013
Filed under News, Race Reels

With thought-provoking films and discussion time in a circle, Race Reels is not the average high school movie night. From topics that range from post-911 discrimination to racism in high school to Chinese adoption, the program shows a movie about race and racial identity each month and engages the audience...

Race Reels initiates difficult dialogue

Race Reels initiates difficult dialogue

November 19, 2013
Filed under Arts, Race Reels

The room was full. Every seat was taken, with some people standing in the back. All eyes were on the screen as Weston High School graduate Kandice Sumner explained life as a Metropolitan Council for Education Opportunity (METCO) student. She talked about waking up at dawn every day to catch t...

Adrian Mims resigns

Adrian Mims resigns

August 31, 2013
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News

Dean of Students Adrian Mims has resigned. "It is with sadness that I announce that Dean Mims is moving on from Brookline High," Headmaster Deborah Holman wrote in a letter sent to parents and students on August 23. "While we will greatly miss him and his leadership, we wish him the best of luck." In a le...

Race Reels opens new dialogue

Race Reels opens new dialogue

November 19, 2012
Filed under Arts, Race Reels

“I think our generation is especially good at connecting the dots and fighting in a way that lifts up all of us,” said Sikh activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur after a screening of her documentary, Divided We Fall, in the MLK Room on Oct. 17 as part of the Race Reels documentary series. SWS English tea...

Dean files complaint with MCAD

Dean files complaint with MCAD

June 7, 2012
Filed under Conversations on Race, News

Dean Adrian Mims filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) against Superintendent Bill Lupini and the Brookline Public Schools on April 6, alleging racial discrimination after his unsuccessful application for headmaster this year. Mims stated that his freedom ...

The Sagamore talks with legal expert about MCAD process

June 4, 2012
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News

While doing research for articles about the discrimination complaint Dean Adrian Mims filed with MCAD against Superintendent Bill Lupini and the Brookline Schools alleging racism during this year’s headmaster search process, The Sagamore talked to a legal expert about MCAD and complaints. Nanc...

Dean files discrimination complaint

Dean files discrimination complaint

May 20, 2012
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News

Dean of Students Adrian Mims filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) on April 6, 2012 alleging employment discrimination on the basis of race.  The complaint was filed against the Brookline Public Schools and Superintendent William Lupini and charges ...

Documentary class contest focuses on race

Documentary class contest focuses on race

March 9, 2012
Filed under Conversations on Race, News

It is not yet 8:20 a.m., and a number of students are already working intently at the screens in the third floor Blue Lab of the Unified Arts Building. These screens enable them to make their visions come to life. Documentary Filmmaking teacher Krissie Jankowski hopes to inspire students to address...

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