Fri. Jul 30th, 2021

9 thoughts on “Alumni of prestigious West LA private school speak out over treatment of Black students

  1. Wow, I skimmed the letter and see that Black students are still being targeted for sitting together. That happened at lunch way back in 1991-2. A white teacher told us, “I don’t like this,” and when we asked what he meant, he expounded. I remember looking around and seeing that as always, all the groups were racially synced. Maybe he approached the white groups, and the Latinas?

  2. Wow, I skimmed the letter and see that Black students are still being targeted for sitting together. That happened at lunch way back in 1991-2. A white teacher told us, “I don’t like this,” and when we asked what he meant, he expounded. I remember looking around and seeing that as always, all the groups were racially synced. Maybe he approached the white groups, and the Latinas?

  3. I graduated in 1975. The nuns were very racist and classmates very cliche. I thought that the school would have changed 20 yrs later so I tried to get my child into the elementary school. They would not accept the application even with me being an alumni

  4. Good for you. I went to NDA and graduated in 1980 and it was riddled with racism. I’m glad that the current state of our nation has given you an open window to voice your concerns. I hope you make headway.

  5. In 10 yrs the political climate has changed/many students at 20 000/yr parents do not have liberal views/to get involved in change and school survive/ remain silent is option now since majority non black/ however students should be taught respect for others/administration seek advice/consultant

  6. As a graduate alumni class of 1990 we did not have this racist language. We were a well-integrated class of 144 girls. Call for an assembly to address this. If there was a problem, we always addressed it in assembly.

    1. I graduated in 1992. My experience was quite different. As an African American student, Notre Dame prepared me for how the world sees me. I learned how to deal with it in high school so it wasn’t as much if a shock in college. This isn’t the college prep that my parents intended.

    2. I second Erika’s sentiment and also graduated in 1992. Notre Dame Academy teachers and nuns were extremely cold to black students, and undermined us. Their seething hatred was palpable to someone who knew too well since too young. You are incredibly naive to think an assembly would have been approved to address Black students’ concerns.

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