At Brooklyn Center
Secondary, as in many high schools, students see making the homecoming
court as a hallmark of social achievement.
But in a
school where all 10 court nominees are students of color — and where the
majority of those nominees come from immigrant homes — homecoming has a
special meaning. Students say that being selected by your peers stokes a
deep sense of pride, as well as some occasional cultural confusion
among family members.
immigration, race and culture have become incendiary issues in national
politics, the students at Brooklyn Center Secondary describe diversity
as a way of life. Read Star Tribune article here.