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Town hall discussion explores solutions for racism at Harker

Middle school computer science teacher Sharmila Misra offers her opinion during the town hall last Tuesday. This event took place in light of the racism towards African American students at Harker and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters across the nation.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor

June 23, 2020

Why are there so few African American and Latinx students at Harker? What should the school do to be more inclusive? Is there a way for the school to be more transparent with consequences for racial incidents on campus?  Over 170 Harker faculty, staff and students from sixth to 12th grade gather...

Editorial: Say their names — and listen

This illustration depicts how the country has reached a flashpoint. The African American community is speaking out against systemic racism and police violence, across the nation and in the Harker community, too.

by Editorial Board

June 14, 2020

Say their names.  Tony McDade. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Eric Garner. Rodney King. Tamir Rice. And so many more African American men and women — most unpublicized, many minors — have been killed by the police in this country. Black lives matter.  Yet this country continues to sys...

Harker community holds vigil to discuss racism and current Black Lives Matter protests

Attendees at the virtual Solidarity and Fellowship Vigil used images of candles as their Zoom backgrounds to symbolize their support and solidarity. The hosts provided the photo of the candle in the Zoom chat for participants to download.

by Lucy Ge and Isha Moorjani

June 7, 2020

Over 250 Harker students, faculty, staff and alumni attended the virtual Solidarity and Fellowship Vigil event on Thursday evening to speak about issues of racial inequality and community exclusion in an hour of open discussion. The Harker Diversity Committee organized the vigil in light of the recent ...

Serena Williams shines spotlight on sexism, exposes racist media

Serena Williams shines spotlight on sexism, exposes racist media

by Eric Fang, News Editor

September 30, 2018

The Women’s Grand Slam Tennis Championship was riddled with contentious penalties against tennis superstar Serena Williams, ranging from a coaching violation to verbal abuse. Overshadowing Naomi Osaka’s eventual win, Williams brought the issue of sexism to the forefront after calling out umpire Carlos...

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