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Asking for Courage Day 2018

Asking for Courage Day 2018

December 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the high school held a series of assemblies and discussions related to race and racism for the annual Asking for Courage Day. Below is detailed coverage of many of the events and conversations from the day.

“The Radical King” event educates Brookline community

“The Radical King” event educates Brookline community

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Jan. 15, people of all races from Brookline stood to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson in a celebration of Martin Luther King Day at the Coolidge Corner Theater. The commemoration, this year called “The Radical King -- Fierce Urgency of Now,” was ...

Asking for Courage Day 2017

Asking for Courage Day 2017

December 6, 2017


Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

On Dec. 5, the high school held its annual Asking for Courage Day, where assemblies throughout the day covered a wide plethora of topics about race, ethnicity and identity. See the Sagamore's block by block coverage below. This is a sample of a few of the many events that made this day a powerful one.

Guide to Asking for Courage Day (12/5)

Guide to Asking for Courage Day (12/5)

Iman Khan, Arts Managing Editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

MUSLIM IDENTITY ASSEMBLY (A-block/Black Box) Come to the Muslim Identity Assembly during A-block in the Black Box. There will be a panel of students, alumni and organization representatives who will cover topics such as islamophobia, terrorism, Countering Violent Terrorism, modesty and more. This is ...

Headmaster alerts community to existence of third racially insensitive video, similar graffiti

Headmaster alerts community to existence of third racially insensitive video, similar graffiti

Susanna Kemp and Jason Altshuler

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, Dec. 1, Headmaster Anthony Meyer sent out an email informing families of a third video that has surfaced. The third video shows the three students from the first video that was addressed to an African-American and Latino Scholars Program (AALSP) student, using the same racial epithet. In add...

Brookline community recoils from racist videos, looks to future

Brookline community recoils from racist videos, looks to future

Ella Kitterman and Chloe McKim Jepsen

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Video

Videos of students using a racial slur evoked strong reaction from students and faculty, including two walkouts today, Nov. 30. In the first video, a current BHS student and two alumni crowd around the camera. Laughing and smiling, one of the alumni calls a current junior (not in the video) the N-wo...

Flag-raising ceremony honors Brookline slaves who fought in Revolutionary War

Flag-raising ceremony honors Brookline slaves who fought in Revolutionary War

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, students, teachers and members of the Brookline community came together for a flag-raising ceremony on Cypress Field honoring Adam, Peter and Prince, three slaves from Brookline who fought in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Lexington. After an introduction from history teacher M...

Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity agitates for change

Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity agitates for change

Sophie Hafner, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Conversations on Race, News

“BRJE seeks to identify and clarify issues of social and racial inequality in Brookline and to build a multiracial coalition in order to dismantle structural racism and everyday prejudice,” is the mission statement of Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity [BRJE], a coalition formed last August ...

Upcoming Spring Play explores American racial tensions

Upcoming Spring Play explores American racial tensions

Josh Fleishman, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Every 28 hours, a person of color is killed by a vigilante, security guard or police officer.  This highly contested statistic, from a 2012 study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, is the foundation that supports the 2017 Spring Play, aptly titled Every 28 Hours. The show itself is a collection of one-minute pl...

MLK assembly brings school together to discuss racism

MLK assembly brings school together to discuss racism

Sarah Groustra, Arts Writing Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Peeps on the Street, Showcase, Uncategorized

It is a rare occasion when the entire school gathers together in one room. Jan. 19 was one such day, as all students gathered in the Schluntz Gym to celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through speech and art. Many performances reflected the urgency for action given th...

Biracial student doubts assumptions about race

Biracial student doubts assumptions about race

Nick Brown, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Last week I committed “cultural appropriation.” This is the act of adopting elements from another group’s culture. CA, for short, is possibly the third worst term to be accused of  in the liberal anti-racist vernacular, after being called “racist” or “prejudiced.” Anti-racist warriors argue that...

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