Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Author Addresses Raiders For Black History Month
     On the second day of "Respect For All Week," Raiders had the opportunity to meet motivational speaker Gregory B. Dickerson, who had an interactive discussion with students about the impact of racial slurs, particularly within the African American community. Students were informed about language use, education for blacks, which is the main topic of his self-published book Steven: The Education Of A Young Black Man's Mind Do You Really Think You Need the "N" Word In Your Life?, and the importance of eliminating the degrading word "nigger" from our society's vocabulary. This assembly caused much controversy among students, who regularly use the word, but we can only hope that the majority will rethink before using it in the future.
Mr. Dickerson and history teacher Ms. Loyd

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