Las Plumas High School, Pickup Trucks, And Getting Out Of The Way

Saturday, October 04, 2008

If this story tells you anything (much like the previous post) it doesn't matter where you live, what generation you belong too, how many friends you surround yourself with, what communities you're affiliated with, or who you try and stay away from - racists come and find you:

Cassie Thomas, an African-American student at Oroville’s Las Plumas High School, said her sense of freedom has been stolen. The petite 15-year-old is proud of her ethnicity and her culture, but she is angry, too.

Thomas and her friends regularly walked five minutes back and forth from campus to Robertson’s Market for lunch. That all stopped this year when, the teens allege, they were confronted by another group of students driving pickup trucks and shouting racial insults like “Get out of the way, you n***er,” all while honking their horn and nearly running them off the road.
If anything comes out of this it's at least another example of knowing that for every generation which sprouts up a racist individual, there will be a community that tries to drive them out.

Read the full article here.