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Georgia Parents Allege Racism at School

Mundo Hispanico, Mario Guevarra Posted: Feb 11, 2010

GEORGIA -- A group of parents who have alleged racism in a Cartersville, Georgia, High school charged authorities with ignoring their demands to do the right thing, Mundo Hispanico reports.

An article published in the Cass High School newspaper last November provoked the controversy. The author, a female student, insinuated among other things that undocumented immigrants and Latinos take advantage of public services.

It's not right that nobody does anything when they label us as drug addicts, indolent and abusing people, when we paid income taxes like any American, said Yolanda Rodriguez, the mother of one of the school's Hispanic students. Parents of the school's Hispanic student population, which constitutes about 5 percent of the 500-member student body, said they contacted Mundo Hispano after their requests regarding the article were ignored.

Hispanic parents protesting outside the Cass High School demanded not only an apology from those in charge of the newspaper, but also the firing of those who allowed the article's publication and the expulsion of the student who wrote it.



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