This story was shared by an NPS student.
Image ID: the background of images 1 and 2 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: “In class we were watching a documentary about racial segregation and discussing it. One of my teachers (who was WHITE) said that she and her husband went to a movie and were the only white people there. She stated, ‘We knew what it felt like to be a minority.’ She can NOT say that! If she knew what some minorities have to face she wouldn’t have said that. No one in the class corrected her or mentioned it. I don’t even know if anyone else noticed. She probably didn’t realize, but that doesn’t even make it better. She could have been intentionally racist, however she wasn’t educated to know what she said was wrong. People need to understand and be educated on racism.”
Image 3 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 “educational challenges” and “lack of understanding” are emphasized with bright/bold colors and the themes “whiteness,” “the future,” “actions & strategies” “race & identity,” “emotional response,” and “hurt & exclusion” deemphasized with paler colors.