Inspired by Whichendisup: Did/Does your high school celebrate student diversity? If yes, how so?
My school has all the racial and political diversity of a bag of marshmallows
We had a nice mix of races but I don't remember any cultural celebrations unless it was in Spanish, Japanese, French, etc.
There was an LBGT club too.
No, because it is a waste of time and resources
We did. But it was difficult to apply to the student population at a farm town with only a handful of people who weren't white.
Not at all. My high school was full of white kids with a few Hispanic, black, and foreign exchange students from Asia sprinkled in, mostly Christian and mostly heterosexual. There wasn't really much diversity which was very unfortunate.
Yeah my I live in crackerville lol not much diversity to celebrate.
Last year my high school had some serious problems with racism. Eventually some stuff blew up between the "blacks" and "hicks" (both cliques I wouldn't enjoy being anywhere near). Ever since the admin. has worked to downplay diversity, besides to...
…shame people for it.
Hahaha no. They did punish everyone who did day of silence though. Also openly shamed pregnant girls in class. And never spoke about race or racism.
What?! I thought schools were supposed to help solve problems, not further them.
Not that one lol...and icing on the cake , this school was public.
Oh come on! I was just defending public schools in another poll.
Don't worry , it was still a breath of fresh air after my k-8 private education. But yeah, it's depressing.
everyday was diversity day at my HS.
thanks for the shout out SF.
Did you have various concerts, assemblies, and presentations highlighting different groups as well?
And this is totally random, but have you noticed our agreement rate?
lol.. no. I went to HS in Brooklyn, NY with a graduating class of over 1,000 kids. you couldn't exist in the school without learning about other cultures without intentionally trying really hard not to.
I just noticed the %. :-)
We had these multicultural assemblies, drag shows, and other assemblies to educate students about various cultural holidays.
sounds great, that would have been nice. I'm glad my kids will have it.
In 1960-1964? Nope.
Oh jeez. Not a pleasant decade.
Its what gave rise to the hippies and other leftists.
The *lack* of diversity in my home environment (village, grade & high school, church) contrasted with what was going on in the "real world" (Chicago area, Civil Rights era) is what drove me straight into the hippie movement.
Nope, that was the students job by making friends, not my school job.
Yeah I went to an all girls boarding school and we had a ton of girls from allllll over the world and then there was also this scholarship thing they would give out to like 20 girls each year from inner cities so we hit ever demographic