Why does this not surprise me?
The more I learn about people, the more optimistic I am. Then something like this happens and I get discouraged. I could make a list of hundreds of recent events that detail poor behavior on the part of white people. As a white person, it grieves me that anyone thinks like these young men or their counterparts around the nation and world. As a teacher, I am constantly trying to fight the good fight to raise awareness about structural racism, discrimination, harmful attitudes, intergroup relations, and more.
So frustrating. Each day in the classroom gives me hope though.
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