This story was shared by an NPS student.

Image ID: the background of image 1 is orange (upper one-third) and purple (lower two-thirds), with a large white square with rounded corners overlaying and within that square, this story in purple font: “One time, I was constantly arguing with this kid when I was in sixth grade, and he was being really rude to me and he was just not a nice person to anyone. So one day I said I was gonna slap him and was chasing him down the hall after lunch, and him and his friend kept yelling “white power” at me, and doing the sign with their hands. I was in the wrong for saying I was going to slap him (which I never was going to) but that should not excuse him for saying racist things.”

Image 2 has the same orange/purple split background, with the white text “STORY THEMES” running up the lower left side and two columns of white boxes (four per column) displaying our eight story themes. Here, the themes “whiteness” and “hurt & exclusion” are emphasized with bright/bold colors and the themes “educational challenges,” “lack of understanding,” “race & identity,” “emotional response,” “the future,” and “actions & strategies” deemphasized with paler colors.

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