Torrance’s first Black public school principal was not surprised by police department’s racist text scandal

Shortly after Sidney Morrison became a teacher at a Torrance high school, he learned that the school had a tradition of having a “slave day” auction where students would bid on other students to serve them for a day. That tradition soon ended. While the city’s population has diversified over the decades, Morrison says the Torrance police scandal shows the persistence of racism continues.

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