Earlier this year, a video went viral on social media. It featured a group of white students from Hoover and Spain Park High Schools using racist and anti-semantic language. In response, the schools held assemblies to educate on racial inclusion. But some students – especially African-American students – at those schools remained stunned and said not enough was being done to combat racism.
In this episode of The Big Q, we discuss the intersection of youth and race. How do young people look at race? How do they handle differences? And how do educators handle acts of racism in the classroom?
- Erin Williams, 2019 graduate of Hoover High School
- Ronald Yuan, 2019 graduate of Hoover High School
- Gabriel Mendez-Frances, 2019 graduate of Tarrant High School
- Clancee Synco, 2019 graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts
- Tondra Loder-Jackson, education professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Joyce Stallworth, Associate Provost Emerita at the University of Alabama
- Berkan Ciger, social studies teacher at Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School