Racial bullying roils a Philadelphia high school

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 file photo, holding signs in front of their faces, Asian students stand during a school board meeting to express concerns about assaults at a city high school, in Philadelphia. The students are boycotting classes this week after about 30 were assaulted at South Philadelphia High School last week. They say the attacks were racially motivated and the district hasn't done enough to protect them. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

January 21, 2010 5:54:35 PM PST
The blocks surrounding South Philadelphia High School are a melting pot of pizzerias fronted by Italian flags, African hair-braiding salons and a growing number of Chinese, Vietnamese and Indonesian restaurants.