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Oakland will soon have new policy modified by Female students

Elizabeth Storrs holds a sign during a unity rally held in reaction to recent racist events at Albany High School in Albany, Calif., on Friday, March 31, 2017. According to a letter sent to parents by Superintendent Val Williams, several students have allegedly been taking part in racist exchanges involving the school. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

In the world, every school has a sexual harassment policy. In Oakland female students will soon have a new policy against the sexual harassment. Sexual harassment at school of Oakland has been going on for years, But Oakland student, his name is Kiah Killens says to the media that there’s nothing playful about the behavior.

The student of Oakland said to the media “they just harassed the female students, touched them wrongly and girl will speak up just and voice ‘no, no, It’s not ok, but it wasn’t respected when it came out of our mouths,”

Another student said to the media “A lot of messages we hear from songs, or we see on TV, Music videos. Iminah Ahmed is a female student of Oakland said that those messages are sometimes wrong in this popular culture, making them acceptable when they should not be. Oakland city unified and Alliance for girls got together to start modifying the district’s existing sexual harassment policy.

Elizabeth Storrs holds a sign during a unity rally held in reaction to recent racist events at Albany High School in Albany, Calif., on Friday, March 31, 2017. According to a letter sent to parents by Superintendent Val Williams, several students have allegedly been taking part in racist exchanges involving the school. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

One major change is getting rid of language that suggests that an accused person may be punished for reporting sexual harassment. Ahmad said about this news “so that automatically shuts people down to say I don’t even want to risk making things worse that what I have already experience, so I just rather not say anything and just sweep it under the rug.

Another information about this new step is to keep victim of sexual harassment informed of the process from start to finish.

African and American women said “We have identified, for the school district, someone who can be responsible for making sure it gets from the time of the reporting all the way to the time of the resolution.”

This new policy will be presented tomorrow night to by Oakland’s board of education.

 

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