This morning upon their arrival at school, MIHS staff and students were greeted by a number of signs posted outdoors on campus reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE.” This slogan has been used frequently by white nationalist groups and sympathizers as a means of preserving a racial identity that they feel has come under attack.
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Today, Mercer Island High School has found itself in the unfortunate situation of holding a white-out spirit day on the Friday concluding a week-long demonstration in honor of the Black Lives Matter Movement within the Seattle Public School District. According to several MIHS leadership students, the white-out was planned weeks ago solely as a spirit day, without the knowledge of Seattle’s “consciousness-raising event.” The purpose … Continue reading School spirit and activism: you can do both