An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behaviour have been stepped back as more details of the entire situation have emerged.
Many say the incident still needs to be investigated or discussed and others have pointed out that what happened can still provide a teaching moment not just about racism but also about news coverage and social media’s rapid response.
The student most prominent in the footage, junior Nick Sandmann of Covington High School in Kentucky,

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