Groundwork on school elections and white privilege

"It is not just [Sarah] Manski’s withdrawal from the School Board race that makes apparent the prevalence of white privilege and systemic racism in Madison," write members of Groundwork, a white anti-racist collective and WNPJ member group, write in the Capital Times about Madison's School Board elections.

"Our School Board has an overwhelmingly white majority despite the fact that 55 percent of district students are people of color. Both covert and overt racist scapegoating and stereotypes have been prevalent in the School Board campaigns and public discourse about the achievement gap."

They conclude, "It’s time for those of us who are white to listen to people of color, feel the pain and urgency of families of color, and work together to create promising futures for every single one of our children."