Friday, October 26, 2007

IA School Principal Yanks Paper With Racism Survey

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that a school newspaper in Iowa City was pulled earlier this week after a survey on racial attitudes allegedly caused three "near fights" between students.

The article states that a plea for action against racism appeared in the same issue of City High's Little Hawk that ran the survey. Executive Editor Adam Sullivan says that the survey was intended to encourage discussions about race among students. He also says that Principal Mark Hanson did not inform anybody of his decision to pull the paper ahead of time. Hanson said that his decision was spurred by concerns over violence. "If I think there is something endangering student safety, I'm going to do something about it," he said.

Read the whole story here.

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