Khymani James, a Boston Latin Academy senior, tonight resigned his post as the student member of the School Committee.
In a series of tweets, James explained why he was resigning, without getting into specifics about new issues that he said he "simply couldn't condone:"
Besides the blatant disrespect + adultist rhetoric used towards me in public meetings, the overall structures within both of these bodies are ineffective + harmful to the progressive agenda of students.
I‘ve found out a lot of things recently that I simply cannot condone.
From lies to excuses to emotional manipulation, it’s all been deplorable and distasteful.
To ensure I do not reciprocate the disrespect nor continue to sacrifice my mental health, it is necessary for me to step away.
I know some of you may disagree with my decision as it can come off as abandoning the fight, but I am very much still in it!
It has been an honor to serve such brilliant students, and I will continue do so regardless of the spaces I am in.
Several members of the Student Advisory Committee also resigned today.