Teacher of black youth, ancestors slaverholders

image1 (1)Ernie Lee
Savannah, GA

Struggling with my whiteness and my student’s blackness until we connect. I am a good teacher and after a while I don’t color just students who want to learn. It is more of a socio-economic divide, but I will never know what it means to be black as my students will never know what it is to be white… But we still respect and connect. To ignore we are different is disrespectful, be to acknowledge and both grow.

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