Sixth Graders Study, "Understanding Race"

Sixth Graders Study, "Understanding Race"
Posted on 02/03/2020
We celebrated the 6th-grade social studies mini-unit, Understanding Race. Students shared personal statements they have written about race, racism, and racial identity. It was powerful, difficult, and necessary for our community to come together and listen to their voices. Below are students who volunteered to present at the event:

I've been in racist events throughout my life. So much it's like racism is attached to me. -- Mathias video of the presentation

As for me, I spend way too much time thinking about myself. About my struggles. I think that because I am white, it is more okay to ignore what is going on. I can just be quiet. I can say nothing. -- Lydia video of the presentation

"One specific event that comes to mind is the Muslims in China being held in concentration camps." -- Aria video of the presentation

“On youtube I see people that are not white say the n-word and it is very disrespectful they are not Black.” -- Ermias Video of the presentation 

They have mistaken me for “a white girl trying to be black” But I don't really care what people think, because I know who I am and that won't change…” -- Angie video of the presentation
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