Nancy Ramirez, Coral Aviles

    The Mexican American Legal Defense Western Regional Counsel, Nancy Ramirez, left, consoles her client, Coral Aviles,14, during a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, July 21, 2011. MALDEF attorneys announced they have submitted paperwork in Los Angeles federal court to enable a lawsuit against the Bear Valley Unified School District in the mountains east of Los Angeles. Aviles, then a middle school student who wore a Mexico soccer jersey to class has taken steps toward suing a Southern California school district, saying officials failed to properly address racist remarks she alleges her teacher made over the shirt. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)