This story was shared by an NPS teacher/staff member.

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: “I was picking up students to do small group work. Their class was with a guest teacher for one of their specials. The guest teacher assumed I, a white person, was the classroom teacher who had come to pick up the class. The actual classroom teacher, a person of color, was also in the room and was lining up the class to leave.”

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 “lack of understanding,” “race & identity,” and “hurt & exclusion” are emphasized with bright/bold colors and the themes “educational challenges,” “emotional response,” “the future,” and “actions & strategies” deemphasized with paler colors.

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