This is an important topic, but you, Camika, fall into the same trap in your article. You use labels to convey your message. I am a 40-something, college-educated white woman. But I grew up outside of Detroit in a de-segregated school district. I was the first in my working class family to go to college - but not because my parents paid for it, but because they told me my whole life that I was going and I would pay for it myself. Both of my parents grew up poor. Both are white, but my school and neighborhood were and still remain mixed up. And then there is today. We homeschool our 2 oldest because they are elite athletes. But our youngest goes to public school. Approx 50% of her classmates are on free or reduced lunch. 50% of the student body are not a color beyond white. BUT, that being said, the school supports and expects ALL of their students to achieve. Maybe I'm naive in that when I see a person, I rarely see their skin color first, so it's not my first thought. But although your highlights of underserved students being marginalized being valid, you don't actually help your cause by referring to policy makers and media as "white". It is equally offensive to people who don't live their lives by the color of skin.