HSJI students interviewed

photo credits: Mercedes Ibanez

Participants of High School Journalism Institution discuss comparing the diversity between HSJI and their community.

Mercedes Ibanez is from California and her ethnicity is Mexican. She decided to go there because of a program over the summer called First Gen. She is taking photojournalism. At her school, there are mostly Caucasians and Hispanics. There are few Asians and almost no African Americans.

“I was so happy to be in such a diverse community here” Ibanez said.

When asked about how she felt about having most newspapers run by Caucasians, Ibanez said, “I feel like we should try to really get more diverse people into it to see the stories from different sides.”

Rahul Parikh is from Mason,Ohio. His parents were born in India but he was born and raised in America. …
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