STUDENT UNIONS FOR MARGINALIZED GROUPS IN NCCVT SCHOOLS

STUDENT UNIONS FOR MARGINALIZED GROUPS IN NCCVT SCHOOLS

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NCCVT SPEAKS started this petition to New Castle County VoTech Administration

Hello! WE NEED YOUR HELP

Our school district is made up of 4 high schools (St.Georges, Delcastle, Hodgson, and Howard). Each of the 4 high schools cover various demographics of students. With that being said, as students we feel it is extremely important to offer a space for the excluded, and marginalized students of each of the four high schools. None of the schools have spaces like such, in which they would all benefit from tremendously.

For example, in St. Georges there has been an ongoing fight for a Black student union. St. Georges is one of the four high schools in the district, and has a predominantly white population. Within this population, the white students are very passionate about their racist beliefs, and make the environment for students of color unwelcoming. While proposing a Black Student Union to the St. Georges principal whom is also a black man, he argued that Black student unions are "exclusive and divisive" and he fears for the emersion of a white student union.

Student unions are so impactful, as they create safe and open spaces for these marginalized students to be open, in a group of individuals who look like them. Within these unions, students are able to celebrate their culture, advocate for policy changes, and learn how to be better versions of themselves. With the help of you, we hope to move our district into the right direction, of implementing these unions in all four of our high schools.

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