There’s a hashtag going around for my school district on Twitter, and students are sharing their experiences. I always thought my high school and my district was fantastic, becasue that’s what I was taught, and I’m openly both lgbtq+/bisexual and Jewish, alongside being afab and presenting that way most of the time. I’m white as well. And the racism, classism, homophobia, misogyny, etc I’ve missed/not been there to see is horrifying. So many overlooked issues.
Please, take time to reflect on your school experiences!!!! Especially if you’re a minority student!!!! Talk to people about them, even if they happened years ago!!! And even, if you see enough issues, start a social media tag for students of your school/school district so they can be vocal as well!!! It may not make a difference in the end, but from what I’ve heard, it’s making a difference for us.