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  • Lindsey Smith

    Woah, this is incredible. I love this account and it is incredible to hear that a teacher is learning from students, just as students learn from teachers. Race is a difficult topic to discuss and these conversations prove there is a future for inclusive.

  • Rachel Roberts

    Thank you for sharing this. I grew up in Mississippi and while not all areas of Mississippi are represented like this, racism and oppression still exist in everyday interactions between black and white people. I went back for a visit recently and sat next to a white male that I went to high school with. It has been 8 years since I've lived in Mississippi so when he began uttering racial slurs I was shocked. Not only was I shocked that a human being could be so ignorant but he didn't even try to whisper or hide his prejudice. I don't know where the solution to this exists other than we must begin by having a discussion about it. Thank you for your work and bravery in discussing what so many people are afraid to talk about. Best of luck to you in your endeavors!

  • Liz Dwyer

    Thanks for sharing. What's really striking is that kids can so clearly see racial inequality while too many adults--as evidenced in the comments on that article--are in complete denial and/or choose to blame that inequality on the people negatively impacted by it.

  • Cece Chou

    Beautiful story. Though much remains to be done, as long as these kids keep believing in this dream, it will become reality.

  • Hannah Wasserman

    Wow. This is a really beautiful piece. It's amazing what happens when you ask kids instead of telling them something. It will be interesting to see how these 1st grader's perception of race relations evolves over time