The initiative is off to a great start, but we must address the educational gap to ensure success and understanding for Black children

Young Black girl reads a book in school library.

Co-authored by Agya Boakye-Boaten

On July 14, 2020, Asheville City Council unanimously passed a reparations resolution. The resolution contained an apology for Asheville’s role in slavery and a promise to invest in Asheville’s Black communities to address inequities in housing, urban development, health, and education. But we as educators and…


Tiece M. Ruffin, Ph. D., is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Education at the University of North Caroliona Asheville.

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