Racial Harassment at One of Michigan’s Wealthiest Schools

Racial Harassment at One of Michigan’s Wealthiest Schools April 16, 2015

An 8th grader at Bloomfield Hills Middle School recorded two of his classmates calling him a “dirty nigger” on the school bus, but the school doesn’t seem to be taking it all that seriously. Bloomfield Hills is one of the wealthiest and whitest cities in the state of Michigan.

Instead of being in school Monday with classmates at Bloomfield Hills Middle School, 8th-grader Phoenix Williams was home working to keep up on assignments.

He’s too scared to return to school.

“I really don’t feel safe going back to school, at all, because both of them are going to be there,” he said.

Phoenix is talking about the two classmates he videotaped calling the n-word. They were suspended but those close to the case say both students returned to class on Monday.

As for the Bloomfield Hills School District, the superintendent said action was taken but the punishment will not be revealed.

If those kids were back in school on Monday, they sure as hell weren’t punished enough. And this all went on when there were two adult chaperones on the bus, along with the driver. Absolutely appalling. And I sure can’t blame the kid for not wanting to go back. To call that environment unsafe would be an understatement.

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