A Jan. 28 column by Steve Bailey said it is disturbing that Academic Magnet High School was founded on the campus of a historically black school and is now predominantly white.

The history of Academic Magnet has been pushed to the side while it has become the school it is now. For Academic Magnet to have a small population of African-Americans is insulting.

Society has found a way to categorize what race of students should go to what schools. Burke is well known as a predominately black school, also stemming from its history. The students of Academic Magnet should know that theirs is historically a black school, too. They should embrace the history of their school.

Jalen Molen

Burke High School

President Street

Charleston