Protest at Albuquerque High School

A PROTEST AT CIBOLA HIGH SCHOOL IN ALBUQUERQUE ON WEDNESDAY. ABOUT 30 STUDENTS TOOK PART, STANDING OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL WITH SIGNS PROTESTING A TEACHER WHO ACTUALLY CUT THE HAIR OF A NATIVE AMERICAN FEMALE STUDENT. THE SIGNS READ “WE STAND WITH CIBOLA HIGH INDIGENOUS STUDENTS,” “YOU CAN’T CUT MY CULTURE,” AND “BRAIDS ARE BEAUTY.”

ANOTHER INDIAN STUDENT WAS SAID TO BE AT THE CENTER OF A “CULTURALLY INSENSITIVE REMARK,” ACCORDING TO APS. THE REMARK WAS MADE TO ONE STUDENT WHILE THE OTHER STUDENT’S HAIR WAS CUT. THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL REPORTS IT WAS SAID TO BE A HALLOWEEN STUNT.

THE TEACHER HAS BEEN PUT ON PAID LEAVE.

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