Valedictorian’s Speech Interrupted While Listing Names of Black Teens Shot by Police

Maria Perez
Jun 8, 2019 - 5:00

A Texas teenager said school administrators cut the microphone during her high school valedictorian speech because she listed the names of Black teens who were victims of police brutality. Rooha Haghar, the valedictorian at Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas, said in a statement on Twitter that she was reading a list of Black teens who were killed as a result of police brutality when her microphone was cut. In the video posted to Twitter on June 3, Haghar is heard reading the names of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice seconds before the microphone was...

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2 Replies to “Valedictorian’s Speech Interrupted While Listing Names of Black Teens Shot by Police”

  1. Bravery! Continue to be bold, continue to follow your passion for justice, continue to educate yourself and the world around you about the affects of injustice.

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