Boston Latin students take stand against ‘systematic racism’ at school

Students at Boston Latin High School wore black to class Monday as a sign of solidarity with several classmates who said they have faced "systematic racism" at the school.

Several black students posted a video to YouTube months ago where they claim that school officials have ignored their complaints about racism. The students said that this has gone on for more than a year.

Mayor Marty Walsh said hearing the students’ accounts "certainly bothered me" and said there will be an investigation into their claims.

"It should have been addressed," Walsh told 7News of the concerns. 

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang said he will create a "system in which students will be able to give regular feedback back to the school administration."

"We just need to build a lot of capacity to ensure that our schools are very inclusive of all student," Chang said. 

The school’s headmaster has met with the students and issued a plan to address the issues. 

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