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Diversity is Our Strength: Short Reflections on my Black Experience in White Private Schools

When I was 9-years-old, my mother transported my brother and I from ‘The Block is Hot” New York City down to Atlanta, Georgia. New York of the 80’s and early 90’s was violent and crack ridden, with shootings occurring with alarming frequency. My mother had seen enough, and thus took us down South. My world instantly shifted. I went from going to the majority black public school PS 235 to the majority white Westminster Schools of Atlanta. And while my…

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