Bullard High School

After theatres went dark as a result of the pandemic, Fresno native turned Broadway performer Salisha Thomas launched a new project in which she explores one of her favorite topics of conversation - hair. In the new podcast Black Hair in the Big Leagues, Thomas uses hair as a launching point to discuss identity, culture and self-esteem. Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with Thomas about the project and her journey from Fresno’s Bullard High School to Broadway.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a discrimination complaint against the Fresno Unified School District Thursday on behalf of two black Bullard High School students, claiming the school failed to protect students from racial abuse. 

 

There’s been a pattern of racism and anti-blackness throughout the district, ACLU staff attorney Abre’ Conner said. Most recently, a white cheerleader at Bullard High posted a video of herself wearing blackface and saying the n-word on Snapchat in May.