Asian students are being attacked at South Philadelphia High School, and are boycotting all week

South Philadelphia High School

My friends at sites such as Angry Asian Man, 8 Asians and Slant Eye for the Round Eye have already posted this but I want to bring attention to it too:

Asian students are being singled out and viciously beaten at South Philadelphia High School. Now, the students are protesting the lack of response by school officials over the continuing attacks. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer:

More than 50 Asian students stayed away from South Philadelphia High yesterday, as they will all week – a boycott, they said, of the school’s unsafe conditions and the district’s failure to deal with long-standing violence between racial groups.

School district officials, the students say, are downplaying attacks last week on about 30 Asian students and aren’t taking the problem seriously.

Having 30 students of one ethnic group attacked should be cause for alarm, but the Asian students feel the school district isn’t taking the problem seriously. The Inquirer continues: Continue reading