If the advanced placement classes are filled with mostly white students, if the curriculum is perpetuating stereotypes, if there aren’t many teachers of color, you can do something about it. Ask questions, talk with students about their experiences, request public documents, organize parents, talk to elected officials, notify the media and take public action. If you’re white, you don’t have to wait for people of color to complain first. You can be change agents and agitators by speaking out when something’s wrong, as well as allies to people of color.
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