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With help from students, Durham schools confront unspoken racial bias

A first step to rooting out racial bias in schools is to acknowledge it exists.

Durham Public Schools this year explored this threat with a Barbershop Talk Series, where students, administrators and parents were invited to speak freely.

9th Street Journal reporter Michaela Towfighi digs into the genesis of the project and its impacts.

At top: Jermaine Porter, boys of color initiative coordinator for Durham Public Schools, stands in front of students Ronald Hernandez Solarzano (left) and Donte Alexander. Photo by Truitt Avery O’Neal for Durham Public Schools Office of Public Affairs