A young African American girl named Taryn Thomas has made history as the first-ever black Valedictorian of Stanford University in the United States.
Cali Johnson graduated as the first ever black to be awarded the best graduating student since the inception of Dekaney High School, Houston in United States.
While giving her valedictorian speech, Taryn spoke about the racial injustices and discrimination she experienced during her studies in the university.
She mentioned that she fought hard with others of her race to stop racial discrimination and made a difference so that her successors will not have to face the same predicament.
”As the very first Black valedictorian, I have to keep it honest with y’all. I did not enjoy my time here, insults have been hurled at me, I can’t escape the whispered “affirmative action” since I’ve been accepted to my dream school of Stanford University, and I’ve been threatened with assault for simply wanting to protest these acts of injustice,” she said.
Taryn urged her black colleagues and the to stand up and fight for what they believe in. She also advised the school authority to give the black race a chance and put a stop to racial injustice.
”We need to act authentically and speak our truth, regardless of how many people might disagree. The responsibility rests upon our shoulders to guide this world in righteousness through the vast unknown that lies before us,” she said.
She shared her achievement on her Instagram page dedicating her success to the black race. “I did it for the black kids who never got to see their graduation. Black Lives Matter #firstblackvaledictorian,” she captioned the post.
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