Just days after teachers at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science in D.C. lost their jobs for reportedly teaching Black History lessons to their students, the students showed solidarity with their beloved educators by walking out of their classes to protest the firings of the three teachers. During the protest, the students provided administrators with a list of demands, asking for their new social studies teachers to be treated with respect.

The instructors, who incorporated African-American history lessons in to their class curriculum, were reportedly all given pink slips in front of their students. “They were all escorted out by police officers because they were trying to teach us things about our African heritage,” said seventh-grader Kameron Gains-Gillens.

Many people don’t understand why it was an issue for the teachers to implement Black history in to their lessons since the middle school’s student population is 90-percent African American and it’s located on the campus of an Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The school has yet to publicly release a statement regarding the dismissals. Read more.

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