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Gov. Roy Cooper has declared today, June 1, 2020 as a Day of Mourning to grieve the 100,000 people in America, including almost 1,000 in North Carolina, who have lost their lives to COVID-19. There is much to mourn today. Our teachers are mourning the loss of the school year and the in-person relationships with their students that feed their souls. Many are mourning the loss of jobs and economic security for their families. We mourn that racism persists in 2020. We mourn the impact on our communities as people respond to the stress of racism exacerbated by the stress of COVID-19 in ways that are violent. We mourn. And we pray that together we can make ourselves whole, building anti-racist, trauma-informed communities with agile and inclusive systems where there is regard for all human life and law and order for all.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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