When an Indiana sixth-grader received racist threats in class, her school did nothing. When her parents complained, administrators banned them from the school.
NyZeria Neely is the only black student in her high-ability class at Concord Intermediate School, in a school where just 10% of students and 2% of school staff are black. She felt lost and alone when she found herself the target of racist threats.
First, she was called a “n*gger” by a girl in her class. When the family reported the incident, the school took no action.
Three weeks later, she opened her locker to find a threatening letter. According to the Elkhart Truth, the letter warned NyZeria “Watch your back.”
Days later, she received a second note, which read: (Source: Read more)