I taught in a Title 1 school; I was surrounded by people of color, children, every day. I prided myself on my dedication to my students; I wanted to change the world. I thought I knew what racism was, and I fought tooth and nail every time I heard someone say something offensive about my students. Little did I know how deeply it was ingrained in me.

Sometime during my third year of teaching, we had a typical professional development session. The session targeted English learners, which at the time we referred to as “ELLs” (English language learners). My principal…

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