Valedictorian Censored During Graduation Speech
A high school valedictorian had her mic cut during her speech after reading the names of victims of police brutality. Ana Kasparian, Brooke Thomas, and Steve Bramucci, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
Read more here: https://www.usatoday.com/story..../news/nation/2019/06
“A high school valedictorian alleges her school silenced her after she went off-script in her commencement speech and listed the names of black teens killed by police brutality.
Rooha Haghar, the valedictorian at Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas, Texas, initially included the names of black teens, including Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice, who were killed by police force in her speech. That was until she was told by a teacher and principal Temesghen Asmerom to cut them out after an initial review.
"When I first read my speech to my teacher, I was told mentioning those names will incite anger towards white people, a group which according to him experience high levels of discrimination of America," she wrote in a statement on Twitter, adding that those lines allegedly broke a "valedictorian speech guideline" that she says was inaccessible to her.”
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