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 text in purple: “In one of my classes me and my friends (all of whom were of color) were doing our work quietly, and a white teacher started staring at us and it was very awkward.  We asked her why she was staring and she said I know kids like you cause trouble.  And she didn’t know us, it was very awkward.”

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, Race & Identity, and Hurt & Exclusion are emphasized with bright/bold colors.

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