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This film is the third in a four-part series exploring racial equity in North Carolina schools through the lives and perspectives of some of the state’s black male leaders. Toussaint Romain, a public defender in Charlotte, explains the link he sees between institutional inequities and the power of using one’s privilege to elevate others. Watch the first film on North Edgecombe High School Principal Donnell Cannon and the second on Jason Terrell, Profound Gentlemen co-founder and executive director.

Correction: A previous version of this video included language stating a link between third grade test failures and prison construction projections. It has been removed.

Liz Bell

Liz Bell is the early childhood reporter for EducationNC.