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Civil Rights Groups Scrutinizing Racial Tensions in Calif. District

By The Associated Press — November 17, 2008 1 min read

Latino and black civil rights organizations have joined forces to examine reported racial tensions between students in the Oxnard Union High School District in California.

Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People say they have received calls about tensions between black and Latino Oxnard students.

The new task force, including Ventura County NAACP President Regina K. Crawford, made an unannounced visit to Oxnard High School last week. Principal James Edwards says the school has a zero-tolerance policy regarding racially motivated threats and fights.

A version of this article appeared in the November 19, 2008 edition of Education Week