Denver's black students are raising their voices to redesign the curriculum, ensure their history is taught

Jenelle Nangah was in fifth grade when a white classmate called her the n-word. That moment, and how it was handled, has stuck with her, in part because of what followed — or didn’t.

Jenelle said her teacher and an office administrator confronted the boy as part of a classroom discussion, telling the kids that his language was not acceptable. No kind of punishment was delivered as far as Jenelle knew, and so the rest of her classmates could see that uttering that profane word carried…

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