After reading an article about racial discrimination occurring at Lexington Catholic High School and the lack of action against students who incited this kind of hate, I’m infuriated and ashamed.
Today I am embarrassed to admit I’m an alumna, knowing the preconceived notions people have about the school, knowing that there are written rules about discrimination, and yet, a student threatened to lynch his peer. The rules are clear, and yet a student is scared and treated like a second-class citizen, and no one does a thing.
An apology by the young man who made threats of lynching means nothing. An apology does not change the reinforcement of the notion that one race is better than another or that someone who came to a new school was targeted solely on the basis of his skin color.
This is a gross injustice. Schools are meant to protect kids. They are meant to create a safe environment where students’ needs are met and everyone has the opportunity to achieve their goals. And after all, isn’t that what parents are paying for? This is a Christian school. Spreading hate and animosity and inciting fear? That’s not what Jesus was about. That’s not what this school is supposed to be about.