Please Don’t Miss the Message

When Carl Schneider was an elementary school teacher at Whitney Achievement Elementary School in Memphis, he walked his students home after school.  He built trust and confidence in his students this way and a picture of him performing this selfless act went viral in 2015.  Schneider appreciated the accolades, but wants people not to celebrate him, but to look at the systemic issues that students face every day.

“Please join me and my colleagues in the fight. Educate yourself about the ways systemic racism creates vastly different Americas. Join a local volunteer chapter dedicated to a cause about which you feel particularly passionate. Support as many local, minority-owned businesses as you can. Vote for people who share these ideals and consider volunteering for their campaigns.”

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