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Education protest in San Jose May 17
by Peter Maiden (pmaiden [at] pacbell.net)
Monday May 17th, 2004 8:50 PM
The 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that desegregated U.S. schools has led to many protests. In San Jose May 17 high school students came out to address issues around the racial balance of their schools--issues, they pointed out, that have still not been addressed.
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The Campaign for Quality Education and Californians for Justice brought out around 150 high school students and others to Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown San Jose in the early evening of May 17 to commemorate the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling.

Said Chris Lepe, a community organizer at the event: “School systems continue to be segregated. A lot of schools in minority communities don’t get so much funding. There’s way more credentialed teachers in the West Side than in the East Side. Test scores are still lower in minority communities.”

In the words of a leaflet handed out at the event: “Still Separate, Still Unequal, Still Fighting!”
§Message of the protest
by Peter Maiden (pmaiden [at] pacbell.net) Monday May 17th, 2004 8:50 PM
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§In the crowd
by Peter Maiden (pmaiden [at] pacbell.net) Monday May 17th, 2004 8:50 PM
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§Poet Hegotistic
by Peter Maiden (pmaiden [at] pacbell.net) Monday May 17th, 2004 8:50 PM
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§Rapper Notty Ase
by Peter Maiden (pmaiden [at] pacbell.net) Monday May 17th, 2004 8:50 PM
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§Students standing for their rights
by Peter Maiden (pmaiden [at] pacbell.net) Monday May 17th, 2004 8:50 PM
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