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Illinois students walk out of class to protest school response to blackface incident

CHICAGO - Hundreds of students spilled out of Homewood-Flossmoor High School one day this week to protest the school's handling of a blackface incident involving white students.

The sea of protesters, which students estimated to include most of the predominantly black student body of nearly 2,800, marched across the school's front lawn and down Kedzie Avenue toward Flossmoor Road before turning around and staging on the sidewalk outside of a CVS Pharmacy.

The energized students, who were joined by dozens of parents and activists in the Tuesday

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