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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.

Click here to read Morrison’s letter to the editor. For more videos in our “Hear Me Out” series, visit latimes.com/letters.