White Olathe West HS Student Repeatedly Says N Word w/ No Punishment, Black Student Responds & Gets OSS/Expelled
The Olathe School District is under widespread outrage after a white student repeatedly used hate speech and inflicted psychological terror against Black students with no repercussion from the district. The post White Olathe West HS Student Repeatedly Says N Word w/ No Punishment, Black Student Responds & Gets OSS/Expelled appeared first on Kansas City Defender.
OLATHE, KS – The Olathe School District is under widespread outrage after a white student repeatedly used hate speech and inflicted psychological terror against Black students with no repercussions from the district. The Black student, who self-identified to The Defender as “TJ”, received long-term out of school suspension (the student says he was told he couldn’t come back), for confronting the white student and engaging in a physical conflict.
The Defender’s Justice Reporter, David Brox, spoke with numerous students at Olathe West HS, where the incident took place.
Numerous students say the white kid has repeatedly used and weaponized the N word. They say he is well-known for spewing hate speech. TJ recounted reporting him for hate speech last year but no action was taken. TJ told The Defender in an exclusive interview, that he intentionally attempted to take the appropriate and proper course by informing the school administration of the white student’s continuous usage of racial slurs, but the district refused to take any course of action.
TJ told The Defender he has been charged with assault and battery. The white student however, received no punishment and in fact returned the next day with a “special escort” to each of his classes, and was also allowed to dress for Friday’s football game.
“I usually keep my calm, I’m usually cool, but when there’s so many cases with white kids saying the word, whether its hard R or not, people just using the word in general. People don’t even want to do anything about the word anymore, they just treat it like its a joke… you know when you try so much to get help for that word, you get sick of it. That anger just built up, like, yall didn’t want to do anything for me at the time, so I just felt like I had to take matters into my own hands.” – TJ