by Alexis Mburu and Eva Herdener
What happens when those responsible for education also need to be educated? Our education system has always had to adapt, whether in terms of who was allowed in the gates Where how we kept them safe. And we can always find ways to improve the quality of education that students receive, especially when it comes to race and fairness.
As two members of the NAACP Youth Council, we spend a lot of time focusing on the pursuit of racial equity in the education system. One of the main issues for our group is the need for mandatory racial equity training in schools. We are young people now in the education system. Most of us identify with one or more marginalized communities and we have seen firsthand the damage done to students due to the ignorance of those who are “authorities” inside schools. Racial equity training is one way to ensure that the system we rely on for our educational and social growth is a safe place for all of us.
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