(PHOTO: One of the 139 posts from the BIPOC at Rye High School Instagram account recounting racial bias at Rye High School.)
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter march and protest in Rye and the LGBTQ+ resolution and flag debate at city council, a new social media account is documenting accounts of racial bias at Rye High School.
The accounts are disturbing, and document stories of bias from students, faculty, administration, the athletic program and parents. The account, BIPOC at Rye High School on Instagram, is according to its description “A platform for students and alum of Rye to anonymously submit their experiences with racial discrimination at Rye High School.”
BIPOC stands for black, Indigenous and people of color. The bias stories detailed in the account are from all sorts of students – Black, Brown, Asian, Hispanic, Gay, Jewish and more.
Contacted by MyRye.com, the account creator chose to remain anonymous but said in a message “I started it on Monday and I am a current RHS student.” The account already has 139 posts with stories of bias and over 1,000 followers.
For those not on Instagram, you can view just some of the postings just below. Or view the account.