Berkeley High Students Walk Out to Protest Racist Messages on Library Computer

Berkeley High School students including Nancy Nguyen (left), Berenabas Lukas (middle) and Simone Ewell Szabo (right) stage a walkout demonstration at Sproul plaza over a racist post on the school website in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle

Berkeley High School students including Nancy Nguyen (left), Berenabas Lukas (middle) and Simone Ewell Szabo (right) stage a walkout demonstration at Sproul plaza over a racist post on the school website in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

Student demonstrators at Sproul Plaza said they feel unsafe after racist and threatening messages toward African-Americans were left on a school library computer

Hundreds of Berkeley High School students walked out of class Thursday in protest of racist and threatening messages that showed up on one of the school’s library computers.

Throngs of students waving posters and bullhorns took to Milvia Street chanting “black lives matter” and “raise a fist if you’re not gonna take this” as they walked through Civic Center Park to Berkeley City Hall, demanding an investigation into the incident from school officials.  Continue reading