Black Students Suspended For Protesting Racism

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Black students were suspended for protesting the display of Confederate flags on campus. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Bridget Todd discuss on The Young Turks. Watch LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. youtube.com/theyoungturks/live

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"Lilyan Huckaby, a white Coosa High School student, said she was “yelling and loud,” in meeting with administrators, yet “they didn’t suspend me.”

A group of Black students in Rome, Georgia, are alleging racial discrimination after several of them were suspended for planning a protest while their white counterparts were allowed to wave a Confederate flag on campus with no consequences.

Four white students at Coosa High School waved a Confederate flag and reportedly hurled racial slurs during a “farm day”-themed school spirit week leading up to homecoming. The white students faced no repercussions and their Black counterparts planned a protest to bring awareness to the situation. However, before the protest even happened, several Black students were suspended.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, the day of the flag-waving incident, several Black, white and Hispanic students went to the school’s front office to air their grievances with school administrators. They say Black students were then suspended while the white and Hispanic students who supported them were not.

Lilyan Huckaby, a white Coosa High student, said she was “yelling and loud” during the meeting with administrators, yet “they didn’t suspend me.”

“All the African Americans, they suspended them, and they didn’t suspend them,” Huckaby told CBS 46 reporter Hayley Mason, motioning toward other protesting white and Hispanic students."

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