Mostly Black, Brown and Hispanic Everett High School students were brave to protest last week in front of city hall.
Black’s, Browns and Hispanics protesting publicly against the actions of white elected public officials here can be dangerous business, especially for young adults wanting to express themselves without getting themselves in trouble.
They came to protest the School Committee’s refusal to extend Superintendent Priya Tahiliani’s contract.
Mostly, they shouted in protest about the mayor, although six white members of the School Committee (including the mayor) refused to vote for Tahiliani, who is a woman of color.
Two members said they were refusing to vote for Tahiliani because so many people had reached out to them asking them to vote for her.
How’s that for logic?
Several others, including the mayor, said nothing but the word “no” when they were asked to vote.Continue reading “Students brave to protest”