One Friendship at a time
The founding members of Lancer Allies have the shared experience of having attended the same multiracial high school – Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys, CA.u00a0 Race relations among the student body were not perfect. Too often students defaulted to hanging out with members of their own race, and diversity was not encouraged.
Although our world has evolved in the past 40 years, not nearly enough has changed. Many in our group have taken to the streets in protest of institutionalized racism. All have posted online about their desire for equality. This momentum must continue, or we risk falling back into old social patterns that will not foster a lasting transformation.