When Josie Amoo and Josiah Gonzales decided to confront the Scottsbluff Board of Education and tell its leaders it wasn't doing enough to address racism and discrimination. Amoo and Gonzales told the Star-Herald they expected the board to blow them off. But that didn’t happen.

Two members of the board thanked Amoo and Gonzales for speaking out. They promised further action and, later in June, the school district released a “Declaration of Commitment to Equitable Treatment and Opportunity for All Students.”

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