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One of Thomas Jefferson High School’s Few Black Students Speaks Up About the Magnet School’s Lack of Diversity

Didi Elsyad realized that the years at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology — whose student body is 70 percent Asian, 20 percent White and less than 2 percent Black — had broken her confidence, converted self-love to self-loathing. And that drove a second realization: Didi never wanted another Black student to feel the way she had.

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