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Youth speak out against racial injustice

Posted at 11:29 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 23:30:00-04

A group of high school students is speaking out against the racial injustice they’ve seen in their schools and communities.

Jenea Seaberry, a sophomore at Bel Air High School, has been vocal since her school was in the spotlight for what a few students did.

“A lot of people are afraid of the truth and they don’t want to realize that there is a problem,” said Seaberry.

The high school students at the Harford County Youth Speakout event were telling adults what needs to be done to fix the problems they see in their schools.

“It’s not just adults that are fighting for justice it’s also kids too,” said Seaberry. “We are affected by this is our generation and we want to make a change.”

Many of them were at Bel Air High School last year when 7 students spelled out the n-word during spirit week.

A word aimed to divide brought these students together.

“We’re all the same its skin color,” said Seaberry. It literally just color and people just make a big deal out of something that shouldn’t be that serious.”

The young people were given the floor to tell their community what they want their future to look like.

Keyshaun Wesney, a Senior at Edgewood High School, said sometimes the teachers and administrators don’t hear them.

“Basically I’ve had a lot of experiences in school as far as teachers not liking certain races and stuff like that,” Wesney said.