Ali Velshi showed immersive journalism with a purpose as he became an educator/facilitator in the Mississippi valedictorian/salutatorian fiasco.
Ikaria Washington and Layla Temple did what they were asked to do. Following the rules, taking difficult classes made them valedictorian and salutatorian.
This valedictorian is not only very book smart. Most importantly Texas’ draconian laws forced an otherwise politically quiet person to use her large stage to admonish an evil law passed by a party moving us back to the dark ages. Her parents have got to be extremely proud of this young woman.
What these purportedly educated adults did to this valedictorian is shameful. It is time for people to step up. Silence is complicity.