Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dane101: MGHS racism must end

My high school alma matter, Monona Grove High, is in the midst of trying to figure out what to do about a gang of racists that call themselves “The Hicks.”

The group identifies themselves by wearing camouflage caps with fishhooks inserted on the brim. They openly acknowledge their distaste for minority students, and have taken part in various acts of racism over the past few years.

These acts include speeding up their cars in parking lots and splashing minority students with puddles, leaving dead deer carcasses on the hood of a car of a minority student, and harassing two young women -- one Hispanic and one African-American -- by tailgating them and waving a Confederate flag behind them. Several other students have complained about racially derogatory comments and actions in the hallways as well as outside of school.

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