Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racism Resources

Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School

Statement in support of Black Lives


On Saturday, May 14, 2022, thirteen people were shot, 10 of them killed in a racially motivated hate crime at supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The suspect, who livestreamed the attack, is believed to be the author of a white supremacist manifesto. He scoped out the grocery store, drove 200 miles to get there and intentionally planned out the attack.
Black Lives Matter

Orthopaedic Medical Magnet High School Faculty and Staff would like to take a moment to reflect on the tragic deaths of 10 people and 3 others who were injured by gunshot wounds on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

The faculty and staff condemns these hate-motivated murders. Once again, hate-filled white supremacy has taken the lives of innocent people, shaking the nation with grief and outrage. We are saddened by this loss, and deeply disturbed by the persistent racism and aggression among our fellow Americans. We cannot tolerate these injustices.

These tragic events must serve as a reminder that we still have much work to do in creating more inclusive environments – for our students, our community, our nation and our world. As a school, we have a responsibility to make sure we are doing our part to foster empathy and kindness. 

Our classrooms (and online spaces) serve as a gathering place for much more than education – they help us all recognize, understand and appreciate our differences. We continue our commitment to help our students learn about our country’s long and continuing struggle to live our ideals of liberty and justice for all.

These 10 human beings no longer with us, along with the 9 people murdered in the racially motivated mass shooting at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015, as well as Ahmaud Arbery in 2020, Trayvon Martin in 2012 but these deaths have left us with a clear affirmation that bears reaffirming today – Orthopaedic High School continues our daily work to be a safe and welcoming place. We believe deeply in ensuring students are healthy, supported, engaged, challenged, safe, and socially and emotionally intelligent. Our district has put policies and practices into place to make sure that everyone in the LAUSD community has the opportunity to learn and work in an environment where they are treated with dignity and respect, free from bullying or harassment. LAUSD does not discriminate on the basis of color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, religion, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. We know we have work to do to ensure we reach our aspirations for our African American and Black students. 

To all our African American students and staff: you matter. Black Lives Matter. We see you, and we support you.

We are Orthopaedic, and we stand together.


Diana McClean

Scout Wodehouse

Vanya Hollis

Heidi Mejia

Gustavo Barrientos

Socorro Plazola

Rachel Varty

Harry Wodehouse

Hannah McDowell

Leila V Tran

Charles Duque 

Nate Goza

Tara Morris

Liem Tran

Brooklyn Agbtaekwe-Richmond

L. Steven Delgado

Andrew Fleming

Miguel Morales

Avinash Bhamra

Austin Bustillos

Aaron Warren

Leanne Setiarto

Nathan Brown


Ana Ortiz

Susy Guevara

Stever Leung

Estela Donlucas

Veronica Rodriguez

Avinash Bhamra

If you have seen any videos of violence, please DO NOT REPOST on any social media.  Seeing violence done to Black people is traumatic. These videos are not entertainment, nor should they be used to “prove” that Black people should not be murdered. No one deserves to be killed. If you need mental health support, please contact LAUSD Mental Health Hotline or the Crisis Text Line.

Helpful Resources and Links:

  • Here is a link to about safety if you choose to participate in a protest
  • ACLU video about rights and risks of participating in a protest 
Given the recent events, it is important that we all find ways to reflect and unlearn the deep systemic racism that exists in this country, while simultaneously taking action to stand up for justice.
Justice for Floyd
Tools to Talk about Race and Racism
These books are also available at the Los Angeles Public Library.
Books to Help You Talk with Young People About Race.
Just click on the link, then each book to hear a read aloud.
Black Lives Matter Library
If you decide to participate in a protest, please stay safe! 
Stay Safe in Protest
Other Resources:
Crisis Line