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How Teens Are Using Anonymous Google Docs-And Enlisting AYou Tube Star-To out Allegedly Racist Classmates

How Teens Are Using Anonymous Google Docs-And Enlisting AYou Tube Star-To out Allegedly Racist Classmates

Karina Carbajal did not particularly enjoy the four years she spent at Minooka Community High School near Chicago. White students there tended to bully or dismiss their peers who were people of color, she says—something she and her friends began talking about again when protests broke out after George Floyd was killed at the end of May., now 22, decided they should track all these incidents in a Google Doc, crowdsourcing their stories from over almost a decade, from 2011 to 2020. She and her friends passed around the link via text message and Twitter. Altogether, at least 60 Minooka alumni and current students wrote down racist incidents in the document, which stretches to 23 pages.

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