High schoolers stage walkout after racist video made by a student surfaces online
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In the wake of a video made by a student that surfaced online that allegedly contained "racist hate speech," students at Quincy High School in Boston staged a walkout, demanding change, Boston.com reports.

A fight broke out between two students at the school on Tuesday -- a fight among many that have broken out in schools in the region.

"While identifying the issues of racism and hate speech are easily done, the more difficult work is to address the root causes of these conflicts and support the students and staff affected," officials said in a letter to the community. "There are clearly issues with culture and climate that require collaboration with outside resources and strategic planning in order to move forward with reinforcing our schools as safe and supportive environments."

"These are immediate responses to the ongoing work that will continue to be done with students on a daily basis through community building, health education and interventions, and peer mentoring," the letter said.

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