High Schoolers Find Increased Bullying Over Race in Sonoma County

Feb 27, 2018

Lucia Garay of Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, Tara Sullivan of Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa and advisor Dmitra Smith of the County of Sonoma Junior Commission on Human Rights
Credit KRCB/Steve Mencher

There’s turmoil in the nation’s high schools right now. This morning, Analy High School in Sebastopol was closed after threatening graffiti was found on its campus. The recent Florida shootings have inspired teen activists to make their voices heard about gun control and other issues.

The Sonoma County Junior Commission on Human Rights – made up of high schoolers – has released a report which identifies overt racial hostility in the county schools as a serious issue. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher spoke with two members of that commission – Lucia Garay and Tara Sullivan.

Read the report's findings about increased racial discrimination, bullying and harassment in Sonoma County schools.