Rochester, NY is not far from the upstate NY town of Tonawanda where the girls' basketball team had a "tradition" of chanting the N-word before games. So I'm not surprised that a young African American girl faced much resistance from teachers and the administration at her school for a provocative and thoughtful essay on Frederick Douglass. The homogeneous culture of upstate NY is nothing like the diversity of downstate.
13-Yr Old Allegedly Persecuted by Teachers for “Radical” Essay on Frederick Douglass
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” Frederick Douglass On Saturday, February 18, 2012, the Frederic…