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Education Matters – Students and race

Topic: Students and Race

“America To Me” is a new documentary series currently airing on the Starz cable network that was screened this week at events in Durham and Charlotte. Directed by the award-winning director of “Hoop Dreams,” Steve James, the series follows a diverse group of students at a suburban Chicago high school as they navigate issues of race and life. One of the student stars of the series, Tiara Oliphant, joins us to talk about her experience. We also visit Enloe High School in Raleigh to learn more about a student-led effort at the school focused on race and equity.


Tiara Oliphant, Former Student, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, Illinois

Jordan King, Senior, Enloe High School, Raleigh

Jose Espinal, Assistant Principal, Enloe High School, Raleigh

Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.