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Never Just a Student

This podcast was created during the CCDE Interrupting Privilege Podcasting Workshop during the summer of 2021. Several students and community members came together to learn how to tell stories using the podcasting medium.

In this podcast, two Black students discuss what it looks like to be Black women in high school and how they balance the burden of responsibility in the classroom. One student mentions how often she feels the weight of being the only Black student in the classroom and how she can’t ask any dumb questions for fear that if she does her white peers will treat Black students as dumb in the future. They both observe how they can never just be in the classroom to learn because they are either seen as threats by their teachers or considered less intelligent than their peers.

There is a privilege of going into a class and knowing that you’re there to learn and teachers will see you as there to learn instead of a threat.