Wilde Lake High School in Maryland offers racially segregated “safe spaces” for students to process Daunte Wright shooting in Minnesota


The principal at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland saw fit to host virtual gatherings for students and staff to process the shooting death of Daunte Wright a suburb of Minneapolis. Both gatherings were described as “safe spaces,” with one open to all students and staff. The second gathering was described as a “Black Affinity Space specifically for Black students and staff.”

The email included a “whole school space code” and a “black affinity space code” for the zoom gatherings.

These virtual gatherings were voluntary, not mandatory.

As a side note, the principal also had her facts wrong about the case —her email was a source of misinformation for her students and staff.

Wilde Lake High School is part of the Howard County Public School System.