Interview with Karima Jordon
QUESTION 5
LOUIS MASSIAH:

OK, when did you first become aware that there was a struggle going on at your school, that is there was an effort to have more control by community?

KARIMA JORDON:

When the teachers went out on strike.

LOUIS MASSIAH:

OK, and make sure you rephrase the question once again.

KARIMA JORDON:

OK. I remembered, my first awareness that there was a controversy or that there was community control or anything was when the teachers went out on strike and the Black teachers decided to keep the s- schools open, um, when I saw the police outside the school and they turned our playground into a police precinct, when I saw the police across the street on the row houses on top, they were on top of the roofs and the helicopters and, that's when, it comes pretty fast that there's something going on.