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Courage to repair
from the editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
A racist prank perpetrated outside the University of Missouri's Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center 11 days ago has evoked a reassuring response.
The two undergraduates — Zachary E. Tucker and Sean D. Fitzgerald — tried to make a mockery of the bitter history of black servitude. They scattered cotton balls outside the culture center under cover of night.
But their crude handiwork was greeted with sharp and universal condemnation. Both students were identified and suspended from school.
Last week, they were arrested. The Boone County prosecutor is weighing whether to pursue criminal charges.
Restorative justice stops fights, keeps kids in schools
Juan Salazar used to be one of those students who got into trouble for fighting at North High School. Now he uses words instead of fists.
"If someone bumped into me, I started saying something," Salazar, a senior, said. "It always led to a fight."
It also always led to a suspension.