Kansas school district apologizes for only inviting African-American students on field trip

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A Kansas school district has issued an apology after sending a letter to high school students that only seemed to invite African-Americans on a proposed field trip that included visits to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, American Jazz Museum and lunch at a barbeque restaurant.

The letter, which was sent to Olathe South High School students by Assistant Principal Candy Birch, stated the school was “planning an outing open to our African-American sophomores and juniors” for April 5.

In addition to the museums and restaurant, the trip also included a stop at the Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery to see the "History and Hope: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement" exhibit.




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