Black leaders criticize Cherry Creek School District’s handling of racist video

Nov 15, 2023

Officials with the NAACP and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission raised concerns about student safety following the spread of a video showing a Cherry Creek middle school student expressing hatred against Black people.

In the video, shared with Colorado Community Media, a child used a racial slur and said Black people should “not be alive right now.” The child said that he hates the color of their skin.

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