Last week teacher Kevin Shindel found “It’s okay to be white” fliers posted on the doors of Montgomery Blair High School.
“Of course it’s okay to be white or any other race,” says Shindel. “What’s not okay is to be ignorant on matters of race.”
Blair High School in suburban Silver Spring, Maryland, is not alone. A new UCLA study, Teaching and Learning in the Age of Trump, reports an outbreak of racial anxiety and friction in high schools across the country, leaving many educators and students stressed and overwhelmed.