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Posted inOpinion, Schools

Op-ed: A student responds to the AMPS yearbook incident

I am responding to the recent hateful comment in the Berkeley High School yearbook directed at the Academy of Medicine and Public Service (AMPS) small school. My overall reaction was pure disgust. Someone on the yearbook committee took the time out of their day to perpetuate racial discrimination against our small school. This, after a long […]

Posted inSchools

Berkeley High students from AMPS school denounce offensive yearbook comment

Outraged students from Berkeley High School’s Academy of Medicine and Public Service (AMPS) released a statement June 8 denouncing an offensive comment written in the school yearbook that flagged students in the program as “future … trash collators” [sic]. The six students who signed the statement said the derogatory comment shows there is continued bias against the […]

Posted inSchools

Berkeley High recalls yearbook due to offensive comment

See clarification at the foot of this story. Update, June 4, 1:30 p.m. The Berkeley High School Black Student Union (BSU) released a statement to Berkeleyside late Wednesday night reflecting on the yearbook incident as well as a pattern of “failed communication between the administration and the students at Berkeley High School.” The statement highlighted the BSU’s […]