Asian Student Advocates Welcome Resignation of South Philly High School Principal

La Greta Brown, the principal of South Philadelphia High School resigned Thursday. The high school was the site of widespread violence against Asian American students and the subject of a federal civil rights lawsuit, most notably in December, when primarily African American students attacks dozens of Asian students at the school.

AALDEF Press Release: Federal Civil Rights Complaint against Philadelphia Schools

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) today filed a complaint for civil rights violations with the U.S. Department of Justice charging the School District of Philadelphia and South Philadelphia High School (SPHS) with discrimination against Asian students on the basis of race and national origin in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Root of Anti-Asian Violence at South Philly High Remains

While new security cameras and more security officers has tamped down some of the tension at South Philly High School, the fundamental issues around school violence remain unresolved. Asian American students, dozens who were assaulted last December, have targeted adults - the school administration - for neglecting the problem that has existed for years.


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