High School Assembly to Ease Racial Tensions Creates Controversy

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An assembly focused on smoothing out racial tensions between black and Latino high school students has created controversy in Reseda.

The “Black Brown Love” assembly — an annual event held Wednesday at Cleveland High School — has upset some parents who said it excluded students of other races.

The assembly was specifically intended for black and Latino students who encounter violence in their neighborhoods, according to school Principal Herman Clay.

There were several other activities on campus that white and Asian students were welcome to join, Clay said.

Kareen Wynter reports from Reseda for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

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