05.07.2019

Black student denied salutatorian honor because she’s not white

Black student denied salutatorian honor because she’s not white Photo Courtesy The Black Wall Street Times

Olecia James did everything right in high school.

She was a tennis and basketball player. She was the homecoming queen. She was academically savvy and took advanced courses.

It was, however, James’ non-whiteness that would cost her the class title of salutatorian at Cleveland Central High School in Cleveland, Mississippi last spring.

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