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Listen In, Lubbock: Racism in Lubbock County schools

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Sarah Self-Walbrick
Texas Tech Public Media
Tracy Kemp and her family spoke before the Lubbock-Cooper ISD School Board of Trustees on Dec. 12, 2022.

Black students in two different Lubbock County school districts say they regularly experience racism. Families and advocates want changes and have now filed federal complaints. How do we address racism and improve equity in our schools?

Antonia Hylton, NBC News Correspondent

Helpful links:
Taunted for being Black, a student fought back, civil rights complaint says. The 30-second fight derailed her life. from NBC News

Texas school district accused of inaction over racist bullying of Black students from NBC News

"Southlake" podcast from NBC News

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Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Julia is the Morning Edition Host and a radio producer with Texas Tech Public Media. She graduated with her bachelor's in electronic media and journalism from Texas Tech University, and her master's in mass communication also from Texas Tech University. She also is an adjunct professor of journalism at TTU's College of Media and Communication. You can follow her on Twitter @_julsew_.
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