You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #28: All the Latino-owned businesses were closed today. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 08:37 PM
Response to Original message
28. All the Latino-owned businesses were closed today.
'Day Without Immigrants' impacts school attendance

Rich Van Wyk/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis, May 1, 2006 - Monday's immigrant boycott didn't stop at work. It reached all the way into inner-city schools. Indianapolis Public School administrators said the absence of Hispanic children was surprising and disturbing.

Empty desks told the story Monday as hundreds of inner-city Latino families kept their children home from school. At IPS 90, nearly one-third of the Spanish-speaking students - 80 of them - were absent.

"I wish they were here," said Principal Gregory McDermott.

While half of the nearly 500 children in the west side school are Hispanic, at IPS 90 there are children from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nigeria, Germany and China - about 47 different countries in all.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC