U-High Students Hold Black Lives Matter Protest | WGLT

U-High Students Hold Black Lives Matter Protest

Mar 21, 2016

A sizeable percentage of students at University High School in Normal recently dressed all in black for a day to mark the Black Lives Matter movement. There was some contention as other students dressed all in white as part of an All Lives Matter response. GLT's Charlie Schlenker talks with two organizers of the Black Lives Matter effort, Juniors Seba Nassar and Nia Gilbert about why they thought it was a necessary thing to do at U-High.

School administrators took care to encourage respectful dialog on racial issues, though some posters were torn down. Two University High School teachers also publicized their classrooms as safe spaces to discuss racial and cultural issues connected to Black Lives Matter.