| Dec 9
Another protest ensued days after the Albuquerque Public School District “severed” their relationship with a teacher who allegedly cut off the braid of a Native American student.
The packed Board of Education’s meeting saw about 30 speakers address APS’s governing body. Many speakers were there to express their outrage at the board for allowing the incident to happen and for not removing the teacher.
“It took more than a whole month for this apology to happen,” said Demetrius Johnson, the brother of the student who said her teacher referred to her as a “bloody Indian.”
Johnson, his parents and the other speakers were limited to one minute each during the public comment period, instead of the typical five minutes. Board member Yolanda Montoya-Cordova said the change was to give all the speakers time to speak.