Since the nation’s beginnings, a lot has changed within our education system. Simultaneously, much has not. Those who hold positions of privilege often fail to acknowledge that our schools were racially segregated up until the 1960’s: not very long ago. Have inequities vanished, or have they just been reinvented? Being white in America, born to an upper or middle class family, and/or residing in a community that prioritizes funding for education and social services are beneficial identities to hold while navigating the educational system. If having one of these identities is advantageous, having all of them is ideal in getting…

Anna Carbone

Social Work student at Columbia University. Storytelling + Social Impact. ☕ 🌎 ✏️

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