Stuff You Need to Know
Black History Month: Stereotypes and Tropes
Each day during Black History Month, the Black Student Union will share information on a topic or person. This week’s theme is Stereotypes and Tropes.
Criminal Stereotype- There is a common stereotype that is the assumption that all Black people are criminals and/or that Black people are more likely to be criminals. Some instances are:
- Black people are at times followed around in stores because they are suspected to be shoplifters.
- Black men are often racially profiled.
- People may call the police on Black people for no reason other than them being Black
This stereotype is the perception of Black people (Black men especially) as violent or threatening. It is exacerbated by portrayal of Black men as thugs in the media.
Join us for movie night Friday, February 19th at 6:00 to watch and discuss the documentary Hidden Colors. Look for the link in the student announcements!
College Rep Visits- Representatives from the following schools will be virtually visiting with Spartans this week:
Thursday, 2/18 – Quincy University (1:45 pm)
To attend a visit, please sign up to attend in Naviance. To do this:
1. Log into Naviance
2. Click on “Colleges” and “Colleges Home”
3. Scroll down to the bottom right, where you will see a list of college visits scheduled at OLCHS.
4. Select the visit you want to sign up for.
Registration will close one hour before the start of the visit. A link to the visit will be sent to all students registered at the start time of the virtual visit.
If you’re having trouble logging into your classes or having any other tech issues, please email email@example.com
for tech assistance. If possible, include a screen shot of your issue.
All Students Interested In Baseball- Any students who are interested in baseball should attend a brief informational meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd at 3:00 PM. This meeting will be for students interested in freshman, sophomore, or varsity baseball. The meeting will be held virtually using the following link:
If you cannot attend this meeting, please email Coach Gerny at firstname.lastname@example.org.