How Schools Should Handle Bias Allegations On Social Media

By Candace Lanham and Kathryn Murphy (November 5, 2020, 2:10 PM EST) -- Against the larger backdrop of national protests over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others, Black students and alumni took to Instagram in the spring to call attention to decades of reported discrimination at their elite high schools and colleges across the country.

These independent accounts, with handles typically styled like "Black at [school name]," are now venues for students of color to share their personal experiences with racism, as well as their complaints of institutionalized bias.

Wildly effective in both their ability to provide an anonymized platform to countless social media subscribers and to draw quick and...

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