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In the past few weeks, I have felt like I lived in an alternate universe. As a longtime advocate for equity in schools, and an unapologetic Black educator who openly (in person and online) speaks out against racism, I have not always been everyone’s “cup of tea.” In the classroom, I was often reprimanded by colleagues and administrators for my so-called “argumentative” disposition when I questioned inequitable and racist practices in my schools. In my personal relationships, some of my White friends (and sometimes Black) warned me that my stance drives people away, reminding me how I could “catch more flies with honey.” All of that has changed, literally overnight. As of the last few weeks, I have had more open, honest, and productive conversations with White women, men, and educators of all backgrounds on race and equity than ever before. As a whole, those of us formally silenced or…

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