Community activists say racial tensions are running so high at
East River High School in east Orange County
that it has lead to violent fights. The school district is now
A video posted on YouTube
shows one student punching another in the head, over and
“I am outraged, appalled,” community activist Zoraida Rios-
Andino told WFTV.
She says the fight is the result of racial tension brewing for
months at East River High School.
School board member Joie Cadle says the fight is under
investigation, but she didn’t want to actually see it.
“If you want to see me start crying, you will make me do that,”
she told WFTV.
Cadle did say the school has created a five-step action plan to
deal with racial divisions among students. WFTV tried and
wasn’t able to speak to students during school hours, but did
hear from Moises Soto.
“My jaw is wired shut for six weeks,” he said.
Moises says he was called racial slurs during a beating that
happened off campus, but he says his attacker was a student at
East River, a school he says is clearly divided.
“The Caucasians stay outside, the colored people stay in the
hallway,” he said.
“We can’t turn around and pretend it doesn’t exist. Something
has to be done,” Rios-Andino said.
Community activists hope to address the issues with both
sides at a meeting for students, parents and teachers. It’s
scheduled for next Wednesday at 6:30 at the Alafaya Branch
The school district has also set up a hotline for parents to
report cases like this: 407-956-8552.
Wow so are latinos finally realizing that they are not white? About damned time. Its been known for years that racist white people do not like latinos either.
However, many latinos come here to the south and expect to be treated better than blacks.
Many latinos think they are superior to blacks. They believe that because they have fair skin and finer hair that they are exempt. Latinos have forgotten their roots. This is another example of undercover issues with our schools. The children who are being violent are taught as such.
Do latinos fight for any cause other than their own? Yet they want us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with them. They want the entire city shut down. However they are not praising the USA. They barely want to raise our flag. Example: Christina Aguleirra doesn’t even know the national anthem. Yet Americans purchase her cds. During protests for decriminalization against blacks, do Latinos stand with us? Instead of trying to find loyalty within a skin color or group, how about you find loyalty with a country. Stop acting like you’re all that. Many of you come from Puerto Rico and you get here and behave like an ass. Stop acting up PR is so fabulous. If it was so good, take your little ass back. Lol I love everybody, but when you start thinking you’re better than me, I’ll put your Mulatto ass back in your place. You’re not a pure race, you’re mixed! Embrace all of it.
Latinos expect everyone to learn Spanish, however they refuse to learn our language. Haitians come here and yet no one is required to learn French or Creole. What makes the latino special?
In saying this, its no wonder we have tension amongst the races. It shall continue until we see equality. This was an unfortunate incident, however…it will only get worse.
Whites created this monster in order to keep the black community at bay. It has backfired. I wish there was something that could be done on a massive scale. Even if many change, there will always be that small tumor growing.