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Parents, teachers confront race issues in Las Vegas valley schools

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Duration: 02:10s - Published
Parents, teachers confront race issues in Las Vegas valley schools

Parents, teachers confront race issues in Las Vegas valley schools

Parents and teachers are taking a stand Thursday after a series of racist threats at valley schools.

PARENTS AND TEACHERS...TAKING A STAND TONIGHT AFTER ASERIES OF RACIST THREATS ATVALLEY SCHOOLS.THEY SAY THE FIRST STEP TOPEACE...IS LEARNING HOW TO TALK TO EACHOTHER.17:00:41 "I FEEL LIKE IF WEHAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS, THENTHAT OPENS UP THE DOOR" ADOOR...THAT CARRIE KAUFMAN...IS HOPING MANY WILL WALKTHROUGH...SHE ALONG WITH LOCAL PARENTSAND TEACHERS ARE CONFRONTINGRACE ISSUES IN OUR SCHOOLS..17:00:25 "OUR STUDENTS, OURPEOPLE IN SCHOOLS, MOSTLY HIGHSCHOOL, ARE DEALING WITH THISSTUFF BUT THEY DON'T KNOW HOWTO GO TO THE ADMINISTRATION,WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO ANSWER, HOWTO DEAL WITH DIVERSITY" MOMAKIKO COOKS SAYS...POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA CALLINGFOR A COLUMBINE PART TWO ...WILL LIVE WITH HER SONFOREVER.17:03:22 "MY SON WAS ONE OF 9BLACK BOYS THAT WERE TARGETEDTO BE SHOT AND KILLED ON CAMPUSAT ARBOR VIEW HIGH SCHOOLTHROUGH AN INSTAGRAM POST" TWOSTUDENTS WERE ARRESTED...AND ARE FACING SEVERALCHARGES...ANOTHER WAS CITIED.17:03:58 "IT WAS A VERY VIOLENTTHREAT, SO THE MAIN CONCERNNOW IS BRINGING AWARENESS TOTHE RACISM THAT LIVES IN OURSCHOOL DISTRICT AND CHANGINGIT" COOKS IS CO-FOUNDING THEGROUP "NO RACISM IN SCHOOL18-65"...A REFERENCE TO THE YEAR SLAVERYWAS ABOLISHED IN THE U-S SHESAYS...STUDENTS ARE A BIG PART OF THESOLUTION.17:05:10 "YOUR VOICE CAN BEHEARD, YOUR VOICE HAS POWERBEHIND IT EVEN IF YOUR A 9THSKIN.SHE HOPES HER EFFORTS...AND THE FORUM TONIGHT...ARE CREATING A RIPPLE EFFECTTHROUGHOUT THE VALLEY.17:04:45 "THE CIVIL RIGHTSMOVEMENT STARTED AS A SMALLSTEP.IT TAKES TIME, BUT IT ALSOTAKES PATIENCE AND CONTINUINGTO PUSH THROUGH AND MOVEFORWARD"THE GROUP SAYS...RECOGNIZING BIAS IS THE FIRSTSTEP.THEY CONTEND PEOPLE CAN HAVEBIAS WITHOUT KNOWING IT.THERE ARE TESTS YOU CAN TAKE TOMEASURE IT.WE HAVE LINK TO "ONE" TEST FROMHARVARD UNIVERSITY...IT'S ON OUR WEBSITE KTNV DOTCOM.THE TEACHER SHORTAGE CONTINUESBE A BIG PROBLEM NATIONWIDE AND




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