Black Student Union connects students in high school community

Students trickled into the classroom and congregated with old friends and new acquaintances. Boisterous conversations almost distracted from the blaring physics posters plastered to the wall. Teenagers cast aside homework, tests and worry. This was the Black Student Union.

The club met biweekly on Tuesdays at Carmel High School in Indiana, and had only begun in the second semester. Already about 20 members had joined, including high school junior Jordyn Blakey.

“The goal is to unite all of the black students in Carmel High School, since there’s not that many,” Blakey said. “To get all of us together so we could socialize and talk about things that are affecting us as black students.”

According to U.S. News, the total minority enrollment of the 4,774 student body at Carmel High School was 21 percent in the 2013-2014 school year. Of this, only 4 percent …
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