It looks like the Wake County school system will be in the spotlight tonight at a YWCA community forum on racism in the schools.
According to this press release, organizers say they will "take an in-depth look at how racism impacts area public schools." The press release cites the suspension rates for minority and low-income students in Wake.
"Education is intertwined with other social and economic justice issues because they share the same systemic roots with racism and classicism," said YWCA of the Greater Triangle Executive Director Folami Bandele in the press release. "We can and must do better for the futures of our youth, and we will continue to forge conversations in our community challenging these divides."
The forum will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 E. Martin Street in Raleigh.
The YWCA has been an active figure in the school diversity fight, having opposed the change in the student assignment policy.