Desmond Tutu, South African cleric and human rights activist, states that “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” This message has resonated with many in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On June 3rd, 2020, several local students took the initiative to organize their own protest to have their voices heard on issues of systematic racism and police brutality.
As the 90 degree Lake Norman weather seems to continue reminding us, summer is here and the last day of school is right around the corner! With the last day of school for Cornelius public schools being just around the corner, we set out to get some student and teacher perspectives on closing out another year. Let’s see what they said.