If the other boys found guilty said this young man was not involved shouldn't that be taken seriously? I agree with another poster here -- maybe his grandmother should take this to a higher level (the state Board, or at least to mediation). This is a serious charge and if her grandson is innocent he should not have to be suspended.
Either way it tends to be very hard to get the system to admit error when they've dug in their heels. Racism is still with us, sometimes subtle -- sometimes not.
Even Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain has stated how race and racism have impacted his life. To this young man I'd say realize that as an African American male you often have a higher bar to get over in many cases because of assumptions some people have about you. Don't let that hold you back!! Move forward and achieve; prove them wrong. Read about the inspirational life of Dr. Ben Carson and his book Think Big.
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