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‘I wasn’t comfortable’: Being a student of color in Garfield High's advanced classes

On the surface, the city of Seattle seems to celebrate diversity, but Seattle's Garfield High School tells a different story.

From the effects of historic housing discrimination, to the current academic tracking program that separates Advanced Placement from "regular" classes, and the drama department's production of a Latinx play with a non-Latinx cast, current and former students talk about how racism manifests at the school. 

This is the latest of KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media stories created in our Intro to Journalism Workshop for young people age 16-18. You can stay in touch on FacebookTwitterand Instagram, and subscribe to the RadioActive podcast to hear all of our stories.