QUEENS, N.Y. - Hundreds of students and alumni gathered outside the Archbishop Molloy High School Saturday to show their solidarity and protest the school's response to the racial tensions shaking the country.
The school released a statement on its social media pages Tuesday that organizers say failed to support their black and brown students.
Hundreds of comments poured in addressing their disappointment and sharing experiences they say they've had of racism, xenophobia, and sexism while attending the school.
The comments feature has since been disabled on Instagram, leading students and alumni to hit the streets in their frustration.
"We are here not just, not to cancel the school, but for change. We want the school to be better. We're not here to be anti-Molloy. We're here for advocating Molloy for change," said Jonathan Rampagoa, a student.
The school released a different statement addressing student's and alumni concerns the day after.
They say they want to have an open dialogue with students and invite them to do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.