Latino mom calls WCCUSD’s African American Students of Honor Ceremony racist

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A Latino mother is outraged that the West Contra Costa Unified School District held the African American Students of Honor Ceremony on Monday, calling the event racist for excluding other district students.

“I completely disagree with the school district’s decision to exclude all other races from the ceremony,” wrote Pinole resident Rachel Carranza in a letter to Bruce Harter, superintendent of WCCUSD.

Carranza argued that more than 50-percent of WCCUSD students are of Latin American descent. She offered data she says shows that Latino students “mirror their African American counterparts in all levels of proficiency and academic performance.”

Carranza’s letter is below:

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