Opinion: Racism impacts academic success
In recent weeks, people all over the Cincinnati region have expressed outrage over high profile incidents of racism that have taken place at Elder and Mason high schools. These events at predominantly white schools have ranged from fans taunting visiting basketball players with racial slurs to a teacher using hurtful expressions of lynching to engage a black student.
In their aftermath, students and staff involved in the alarming events are being reprimanded appropriately. Some have expressed remorse for their actions. School districts have responded by implementing development opportunities around cultural competency. That is all excellent and necessary.