Za’Khari Waddy is an honors student and star of his football team at Tabb Middle School in Yorktown, VA. The 13-year old shouldn’t have a care in the world, except he’s wondering when his principal will address the racism he’s continuing to endure from his classmates.
The young man recently wrote a letter that’s making national headlines. “Yesterday on the football bus coming from our football game a kid started saying racist things to me. He then started saying he does not like blacks and he told me 200 years ago my ancestors hung from a tree and after he said that I should I hang from a tree” the heartbreaking letter read.
8th Grader Writes Heartbreaking Letter About His Racist Experiences In School was originally published on hellobeautiful.com