By Anjana Sundaram New America Media Wei Chen describes himself as the “quiet, academic type” when he first came to America in 2006. Upon entering South Philadelphia High School, he barely spoke English and hoped to disappear under the radar, while he adjusted to his new environment.
In December 2009, we ran a story that many of our readers may have overlooked. At the time, even we didn’t think the story was front page worthy, so we tucked it away on page three.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tensions between black and Asian students at a U.S. public high school erupted in a series of assaults over two days, leading to 10 suspensions and several students seeking medical treatment, students and school officials said last Friday.