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Hate speech written in MAST Academy girls’ bathroom

A racist slur was etched into the wall of a restroom on the third floor of Building 5. A teacher’s name appeared next to the etching.
Writing on the wall of the third-floor west bathroom. The slur has been blurred out. Photo via Ms. Ervin.

A racist slur was found in the girls’ third floor west bathroom Friday afternoon. An arrow pointing to the slur had at the other end, the name of MAST Academy teacher, Ms. Ervin. A student reported the writing to Ervin, who is Black, this past Friday afternoon.

Alongside this offensive writing, there was other inappropriate writings on the wall.

This was brought to light after a report last week that a swastika was found in a classroom with Grade 7 students.

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Kamilah Gurdián
Kamilah Gurdián, Editor in Chief
Kamilah Gurdián is a senior at MAST Academy. As of 2023, she is starting her third year as a student at MAST at the age of 17. She used to attend iPrep Academy North during her freshmen year, but wanted to attend MAST since she was in Grade 5. Along with her, her younger brother who’s in Grade 7 attends MAST as well. She a first-generation immigrant in America and her mom is from Colombia and her dad is from Nicaragua. She is interested in math as a future career and takes multiple math classes.
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