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At Worthington school, teacher says diversity initiatives were met with hostility, threats

WORTHINGTON - When science teacher Jose Morales Collazo first began teaching at Worthington High School, he said he quickly noticed a lack of diversity when it came to celebrations and activities, especially considering the rapidly diversifying population of Worthington.

"It didn't feel very diverse," Collazo said. "I did not see a celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month or Indigenous Day, those kinds of things, so I wondered if the students would like to see stuff like that."

He said it was never his intention to remove what was traditionally celebrated, but merely to "add and enhance."


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