Creating Communities for Minorities

From Indianapolis to DC, a rising high school senior immerses herself in social justice initiatives within her communities. 

17-year-old Rylan Harvey attends Cathedral High School, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. White folks take up a majority of the Indianapolis population, similar to the CHS population. It can be difficult for people of color to have a voice in situations like these.

Addressing being a black student at CHS, Harvey states: “Personally, you feel like you stand out as a minority. I think people may feel intimidated by different races.”

But Harvey has helped create a space for people of color to have a strong voice in her community and has become a part of the Black Student Union at her school. CHS’s Black Student Union (BSU) is a community and safe space for black people at the school, and it promotes activities including …
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