Student ejected from ceremony for graduating while black

Nyree Holmes is a senior at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Sacramento County. When Mr. Holmes tried to express his African heritage by wearing a kente cloth (a cultural cloth from Ghana) to his graduation ceremony, school officials insisted he remove it.

When he refused, school officials called sheriff's deputies to kick the high school senior out of his graduation ceremony.

Police Escort Black Merit Scholar Out of Graduation After Refusing to Remove Kente Cloth