A 14-year-old student at Oak Park and River Forest High School faces criminal charges after allegedly “air dropping” an image of a swastika to classmates’ iPhones last week.
The incident was just the latest in a slew of anti-semitic and racist incidents to crop up in schools in Chicago. Morning Shift talks to Anthony Clark, a community activist and special education teacher at OPRF, about how the school plans to respond to this trend. Lonnie Nasatir, Midwest regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, also joins the conversation to talk about the factors driving this spike in racist incidents.
GUESTS: Anthony Clark, teacher at Oak Park River Forest High School and community activist
Lonnie Nasatir, Midwest regional director of the Anti-Defamation League
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