The Raider Wire

Forsyth County Teacher Aide Fired

A screenshot of Jane Wood Allen’s original post in which she directed racially charged insults at First Lady, Michelle Obama, is shown above. Photo credited to Georgia Newsday.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

As of Monday, Oct. 3, Jane Wood Allen, a teacher aide in Forsyth Country, was fired from Chestatee Elementary School for racist comments directed towards Michelle Obama posted on Facebook. Allen’s most controversial post called First Lady, Michelle Obama, a “gorilla”, a word with historical...

Stop Erasing Me

One of these things is not like the other; one of these things does belong

Emma Franklin, Senior Editor

April 28, 2015

My grandmother is from the Philippines. She was born there, raised there, and then married a white man: my grandfather. They had six children, and the children look Pilipino. One of them was my father, who married a Japanese girl, and then a ginger girl from Tennessee. I am pale but I am not white;...

SEA Fraternity Chants Racial Slur

The death of a friend can affect many. Especially when one was so young and had not truly lived. Those who knew her miss her deeply. I miss her.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

 Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity existed for 159 years at the University of Oklahoma (OU) has finally met its end recently after a disturbing video was sent anonymously to a group of African Americans. The video contained members from one of the most well-known fraternities on campus. The nine s...

You Know My Name, But Not My Story

This photo symbolizes how much a black person is belittled in this school. The black pawn is surrounded by off-white Queens, displaying how vulnerable we, as young black people, feel in a world where white is representative of power. White symbolizes innocence, purity, and all things good while black symbolizes dark, evil, and all things bad. I think not.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

I am different. I am a rare specimen in the myriad of milky skinned men and women. I am the odd ball in this game of life. I can feel the stares on me when I go out with my family. My brother and I are not like the rest of our siblings. My family is most definitely not like most families. I come from...

Riot Outbreak in Ferguson, Missouri

Lacy Hamilton, Editor in Chief

October 14, 2014

Riots began in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday, August 9, 2014 after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 25 year old African American student. He was shot by Darren Wilson, one of the Caucasian officers of Ferguson.[1] Not only is the allegedly wrongful death of Brown a major conflict, but also racis...

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