is la serna high school rasict?
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lil cholo

Whittier, CA

#85 Apr 19, 2011
La Serna is a piece of shyt school everyone can suk it home slice :P because everyone here a lil bitch fighting about schools lol get a fcking life LOSERS
LHHFascistWatch

Downey, CA

#86 Apr 19, 2011
If it's racist up there, it's reverse discrimination. take a drive by and all you see are wetters in the esl program bused in from the flats.
2011 freshman

Whittier, CA

#87 Apr 24, 2011
it used to be races like they had two prom queen but now it is not the old principle left n its just like any other high school i go ther n im mexican n on the girls basket ball team
Peace and love

Whittier, CA

#88 Apr 24, 2011
Wow this is really dumb shit!!!!!! Ahaha lots of you make yourselves look like a bunch of ignorant people who just keep running their mouths and don't know what they're saying. Get your heads out of your ass!! There's racist people all over the world unfortunately. So to ask if one place in specific is racist, is unfair. Yeah, I go to La Serna. And yeah I know some racist people, but most of them keep to themselves. Because the majority of people are not racist at all. All my best friends are from different races, African-American, Native American, Mexican, Italian, Filipino, Caucasian, and etc.! The teachers are pretty chill too. Some of them do seem to be racist unfortunately. But overall they're pretty regular teachers doing their job. Every school has cliques. That might make it seem like we're racist. But it's everyones own decision to hang out with whoever they want!
Peace and love

Whittier, CA

#89 Apr 24, 2011
is that so wrote:
I have been looking into the schools within the WUHSD - La serna being one of them, dropped by there to check it out, I am hispanic, I went to the main office, I was there first and not acknowledge, a white person walked up a minute later- you guessed it-the person behind the desk-approached the white person. I was looking into the school because of their high academics for my upcoming high school student. Then 2 other white people walked in and they were approached. Yea, I could have said, excuse me, I was here prior to them. But I let it go, asked my question and left. Their tone was also different when they spoke to me. Even though they have high academic standards, I was not comfortable with what had occured. All in all, someone stated in this blog, that all schools have some kind of racism going on, it is true. But I must admit, La Serna took the cake. My kids were and are honor students, we have no "gang affiliations" we are middle class, I do have this to say, if you are involved in your kids education and they stay involved in school, they will succeed. I spoke to the teachers in my kids schools, they advised if as a parent you and your child stay focused on education, that is half the battle. They are teenagers, expect a battle regardless where they attend school. Just make sure you are challanging them
Ahaha that office lady is a bitch. Well not the Mexican one. She's cool. But the other lady is mean to everyone. Personally, I just think she doesn't like her job or something. She seems to always be on her rag. I don't think I've ever seen her smile. Lol!!
Marco

Black Canyon City, AZ

#90 May 1, 2011
Yes I agree with u . I went to lshs and there were some racism . A group of gueros hating. There were always prOblems with whites .
Kiela

La Habra, CA

#91 May 24, 2011
Honestly? Come on now. This is stupid. I am a CURRENT student of La Serna High School, I know many people that go there of all race. No one is bullied OR treated different in any way, shape, or form. I am very close with a lot of these people, they have never ever complained of anyone being 'racist' or 'unfair' to them. Just because teenagers in high school think theyre cool and better than everyone else, doesnt mean theyre singling JUST colored people out. Its called a clique. Not being racist. You have your friends, I have mine. No one is trying to offend anyone.
PRISCILLA24

Whittier, CA

#92 Nov 7, 2011
I CURRENTLY GO TO LA SERNA HIGH SCHOOL AND IM A SENIOR NOW, I'VE BEEN THEIR ALL FOUR YEARS AND HONESTLY I DON'T FIND THE SCHOOL RACIST AT ALL. IM LATINA AND I'VE NEVER BEEN TREATED DIFFERENT NOR BEEN TREATED LIKE I DID NOT BELONG.I HAVE A GROUP OF AROUND 20 DIFFERENT PEOPLE I HANG OUT WITH AND WE HAVE MEXICANS,WHITES, AND EVEN A KID THAT JUST CAME FROM MONGOLIA AND WE WELCOMED HIM INTO OUR GROUP. IF YOU WALK AROUND THE SCHOOL YOU SEE ALOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE HANGING OUT TOGETHER. IM JUST SAYING CAUSE MY SCHOOL IS A VERY GOOD SCHOOL AND THE STUDENTS THEIR ACCEPT EVERY RACE.
jello

Long Beach, CA

#93 Nov 12, 2011
la serna is wack. period.
Crystal Zamorano

Irvine, CA

#94 Dec 9, 2011
I graduated from LSHS in 2002. I was the ONLY Mexican on the volleyball team and was named Del Rio League MVP that year. Its not about "race" it's what you make of it. Educate yourself. Geographics play a large role in the population at La Serna High School meaning that its location has a lot to do with the ethnic population. It is in an upper class area, hence the population is predominantly Caucasian however, when I attended, there was a large Latino population that attended for the ESL program. Call them "cliques" but people are likely to identify with others like them hence creating what people refer to as segregation. Sometimes you need to step outside of the box and face this so called adversity. I did it. I went on to graduate from Whittier College with a BS in Psychology. Whittier College is one of the top ten most diverse schools in the nation. We ALL got along. Education is the key word here. Try something new.
Waterdawg

Los Angeles, CA

#95 Jan 16, 2012
I went there in 1984-1988........being the only black student for a minute I felt plenty of racism from students and teachers. I would be accused of plagarizing my reports and what not. Mr. Tanner, burn in hell, Mr. Heaton - be lucky I don't come looking for your bi$@h ass......
BIG PROPS TO MRS. EXTACOUSTUS. She was an excellent teacher with bs, Mrs Shelley DeSimone too. Many of the staff did nothing to make my life easy. Keep in mind this was mid eighties when damn near everybody either hated or was scared of YBG's, not to mention Bloods and Crips making the news damn near daily. A few attempts were made on my life, real talk, no sh%t.
Some of those people, let me just say this, be lucky I roll with The Lord now (never mind my vulgarity, I'm a soldier.) Many of you owe your breath to me. If I had went for payback, I betcha eat alive every last one of you.......not a gangsta, but a thug (n a sense) because you mofos pushed the wrong buttens. YOu help build a tough little knuckle head....THANX ..U should thank God for calling me to his awareness, some of you weren't gonna make it. U know who you are, you are so lucky, I still wanna get a octagon going on all you snatches. Mr. Heaton, count your lucky stars. Mr. Tanner, rot in hell bitch..........Waterdawg aka DJ Blade aka Mr. L aka Gods Thug..........Much love to Mrs X, Mr. Kolman, Mrs. DeSimone wit yo sexy self, girl you had me twisted on you.
oh yeah, eat a chubby Mrs. Miller
whittier rez

Pico Rivera, CA

#96 Jan 20, 2012
A fews years back La Serna's water polo MVP commuted from EAST LOS ANGELES... smart kid, great family background.
Old Dog

Moreno Valley, CA

#97 May 5, 2012
I was in the first graduating class of La Serna, and from the sounds of this forum graduated before most of you were born. I would not call it racism exactly,but even then, It had its problems. Only those who lived north of whittier blvd were really socially accepted, anyone south of the blvd, i said south of the blvd not south of the border, was tolerated.Back then the only "Hood" you had to worry about was your car.Am I being naive? probably. Hell back in those days funny cigs were called reefers and the only pills were reds. But then and now the aroma of racism is felt by those who feel persecuted and or left out and use it as an excuse to justify a lifestyle that mainstream society does not like or condone. The aroma i speak of permeates all schools not just La Serna.

Just an Old Dogs rant
Mcfly

Whittier, CA

#98 May 14, 2012
Its high school...stop writing in all capitals and get through it.
Truth4crystal

Los Angeles, CA

#99 Apr 15, 2013
Crystal Zamorano wrote:
I graduated from LSHS in 2002. I was the ONLY Mexican on the volleyball team and was named Del Rio League MVP that year. Its not about "race" it's what you make of it. Educate yourself. Geographics play a large role in the population at La Serna High School meaning that its location has a lot to do with the ethnic population. It is in an upper class area, hence the population is predominantly Caucasian however, when I attended, there was a large Latino population that attended for the ESL program. Call them "cliques" but people are likely to identify with others like them hence creating what people refer to as segregation. Sometimes you need to step outside of the box and face this so called adversity. I did it. I went on to graduate from Whittier College with a BS in Psychology. Whittier College is one of the top ten most diverse schools in the nation. We ALL got along. Education is the key word here. Try something new.
as a graduate of both schools mentioned, during the time frame mentioned.... Allow for some perspective.... For as Latina as crystal claims to be, it wasn't until Whittier college that she allowed for this identity to be seen. Up until then she tried to conform to la Serna's ideology. I didn't see her hanging out with esl kids that's for sure. Fortunately for her she grew up with similar people allowing for assimilation to be possible... There are those Latinos who are not able to assimalute do to their extremely different backgrounds. Most of the esl kids are bused in from different communities and are placed at a school who's children are from a higher socioeconomical class... Meaning that assimilation has more barriers than just wealth and race. Furthermore given the liberal arts education she received at Whittier it is surprising to read that she would argue for people controlling their experience with such odds stacked against them. La Serna was lots of fun for people who fit in.... Some people didn't... But that's life right? I don't see some richie richie character fitting in south central... All I am saying is don't try to pretend like if you try you can assimilate... Some people just can't... As any minority in a majority setting.
LSHS99rocks

Placentia, CA

#100 Oct 3, 2013
I attended La Serna and when I was there the ESL students got away with murder. They didn't have to follow the dress code. They got to hold their own dances which non ESL students were not allowed to attend, but they could go to our dances. This is America and here we speak English and I am sick and tired of the racist card being thrown out. Learn the language and maybe you would be stereotyped. La Serna is a great school and if you feel different you are just as ignorant as the rest. All the high schools in Whittier are great and why everyone records to talk shit on La Serna confuses me. If you bit kicked out that's your own fault. The ESL students got special treatment and that is raciest if you ask me. So now what. I'm sick of people living off the system and sit there and call people that work hard and pay for you to sit on your ass and collect food stamps racist. just remember chooses for your food. I do!!!
Really?

United States

#101 Oct 8, 2013
IM A TAGGER wrote:
AY CONDOR MOM!

HOW ABOUT I TAKE YOU TO THE HOOD TO GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER HUH?!?
SO YOU CAN LEARN HOW LIFE REALLY IS AIGHT?!?!
YOU THINK YOU KNOW ALL THIS SHIT!
AND PLUS SOUTHSIDE IS A GIRL PENDEJA!
WHY YOU HATIN FOR?
CAUSE YOU KNOW WE RIGHT.
"GROW SOME HAIR?!?!
NO WONDER LA FAMILIA DONT LIKE PEOPLE LIKE YOU:.
ALWAYZ TRYING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER! AND KNOW WHATS RIGHT!
IM A GANG BANGER!AND I ALSO HAVE A SON!
AND I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT MY SON IS NOT GOING TO GROW UP TO BE A PUNK ASS BITCH LIKE YOUR KIDS.
SO TELL ME...
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE REAL BANGERS HERE!??!
IF YOU DONT WANT VATOS TO JUDGE YOU THEN DONT JUDGE US! ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT MAKE HOMIES LIKE US FEEL BAD ABOUT WHAT WERE DOING!
WE ARE JUST HUSTLIN TO MAKE A LIVING! TRYING TO PUT FOOD ON OUR PLATE!!
BUT YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND:.
AND I CALL THIS REAL LIFE NOT A DREAM!
WE ARE TRYING TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST:.
SO PLEASE RESPECT THAT!
Damn, you sound like an idiot. And really ghetto. Why would you wanna raise your son to "hustle"? Why not raise him to have goals? Like go to college, get an education and a good career so he doesn't have to "hustle" and "tag" like you? I feel sorry for your kid and I hope that he does better than you in life. And please don't respond to me and say "you don't know my life" or anything like that. It's too cliche.(That means, a phrase or opinion that's overused and requires no original thought.)
Dave_

Woodland Park, CO

#102 Oct 28, 2013
Get a grip people! Race is a big thing today more so because of "our" current president and his extreme "liberal" agenda(s). I was a 1982 graduate of LSHS and went on to graduate from college while playing 4 years of division I football and then having a 4 year career in the NFL...and winning a Superbowl......yup, that is me a PROUD graduate of La Serna high school. I now focus on business that supports my and my family's needs. All you folks focused on "race" and anger.....you need to get a grip and read from other blogs...Today we live in an amazing multi-cultural environment which provides for other view points and tolerance :) Holy Moly....."If you work and get it done... then you will be rewarded for your efforts"!!! God Bless hard work.:)
harveydad

Pittsburgh, PA

#104 Dec 11, 2013
youtube.com/watch... Wheres the beef?
D D Goose

Fremont, CA

#106 Mar 13, 2014
When people report a negative experience like this and attribute it to race discrimination, I can't help but be sceptical. We are talking about Southern California here, and even a high school in the affluent part of Whittier is still Whitter and is still Southern California, one of the most latino-dense populations in the country. This isn't Ohio, or Pennsylvania or Maine. It's Southern California.
Isn't it possible your demeanor or behavior in the office accounted for the fact you were not immediately approached by the office personnel? Were you standing back, making it unclear you needed assistance? Sometimes when people walk around with a racial chip on their shoulder, they unconsciously position themsleves in a way that "dares" strangers to slight them. I think it's possible that on a subconscious level you went to that affluent neighborhood expecting to be discriminated against, so your prejudices about affluent "white people" would be validated.
I graduated from La Serna a million years ago, and I'm sure latinos make up more of the student body now than they did back in my day. I can't imagine the office staff would slight you because you are latina. It just doesn't make any sense.
is that so wrote:
I have been looking into the schools within the WUHSD - La serna being one of them, dropped by there to check it out, I am hispanic, I went to the main office, I was there first and not acknowledge, a white person walked up a minute later- you guessed it-the person behind the desk-approached the white person. I was looking into the school because of their high academics for my upcoming high school student. Then 2 other white people walked in and they were approached. Yea, I could have said, excuse me, I was here prior to them. But I let it go, asked my question and left. Their tone was also different when they spoke to me. Even though they have high academic standards, I was not comfortable with what had occured. All in all, someone stated in this blog, that all schools have some kind of racism going on, it is true. But I must admit, La Serna took the cake. My kids were and are honor students, we have no "gang affiliations" we are middle class, I do have this to say, if you are involved in your kids education and they stay involved in school, they will succeed. I spoke to the teachers in my kids schools, they advised if as a parent you and your child stay focused on education, that is half the battle. They are teenagers, expect a battle regardless where they attend school. Just make sure you are challanging them

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