Part of the discussion on the T worker and the noose post has basically centered on whether a noose is just a noose or a symbol of anti-black violence in this country.
On Monday, Nov. 19, students at Media Communications Technology High School in West Roxbury (it's one of the four small schools that now sit in what used to be West Roxbury High School) are holding a "walk-in" to discuss the implications of the Jena 6 case.
Instead of a "walk-out," where students shorten their education as a protest, we are hosting a "walk-in." Our students have opted to lengthen their education to raise awareness and create dialogue.
They certainly get the symbolism of the noose in American society:
Note: Members of the community can attend. Pre-register by e-mailing [email protected] with your name and contact information.