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How did the 119-year-old school become embroiled in its current racism crisis?
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An alumni pressure group believes the school is closing ranks, however the school council has apologised for racism at the college.
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Students who had been the victim of racist incidents described their experiences.
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What hurts and angers me the most is the thought of these young people being exposed to such caustic attacks on their personhood/intellect due to their colour.
St John's needs to radically confront themselves, their legacies, the failures of non-racialism and take action.
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"Council displays cowardice and unwillingness to engage by meeting at secret location."
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It emerged after headteacher Paul Edey apologised to Wits professor and parent Sarah Nuttall for dragging her into the racism row.
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"They can no longer be trusted to take the college forward."
"We've just received a report from St John C that the teacher has left the employment of the school with immediate effect."