Friday, March 23, 2018

Eyerusalem Abebaw is president Black Student Union at Burnsville High #EthiopiansInMinnesota

“It’s kind of different for me,” said Abebaw, who came to District 191 from Ethiopia when she was 9. “Even though a lot of my friends are people of color, a lot of people in my classes aren’t, because I take higher-level courses like honors and AP. There’s barely any diversity in there, and I’m often the only black person in those classes. So it was very hard for me to be able to express myself in those classes, because even though I was interested in the subjects, I didn’t really feel like I connected with the students.”

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