RARE Newsletter April 2021

After just a few months of fund raising, RARE awards its first $5,000 scholarships to two outstanding students — Leah Scott and Elsabeth Assaye — who have contributed to promoting racial equity at the school and displayed a strong commitment to educational goals.

Roughrider Matching Challenge — Dollar for Dollar

We have less than $100,000 to go to reach our fundraising goal of $250,000 for the James A. Davis Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Help us ensure the scholarship program will exist in perpetuity by making your donation today. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar. You can also help by reaching out to friends and family by sending them this flyer.

How Did We Get This Way: Why Seattle Remains Segregated

The founding members of RARE were baffled. Our high school was more segregated than it was when we graduated 50 years ago, and the neighborhoods served by the school remained largely segregated.


Racism Is Easy

Compelling and thoughtful essay by guest author and RHS ’71 grad Robin Uchida Lange. “The most powerful leader of the free world has normalized arrogant, overt racism to cheers from thousands of like-minded Americans.”


Learning and “Unlearning” Are the Keys to Racial Progress RHS Principal Tells RARE

Roosevelt High School was in crisis last summer – a crisis of culture, conscience and identity. Several racialized incidents had happened among Roosevelt’s students.


First Scholarship Awards are Featured in The Medium

The Medium continues its coverage of RARE with an excellent in-depth article on our first two award winners of the James A. Davis Jr. Memorial Scholarship.