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Anti-Racism at EHS

“Racial oppression is a broad and cumulative force . . . And racial oppression will interact with many other privileges and disadvantages to produce a myriad of effects . . . But when it’s all tallied up the end result will still show, more often than not, measurably different outcomes for people depending on race. There are very few hardships out there that hit only people of color and not white people, but there are lots of hardships that hit people of color a lot more than white people. (17-18)” 

-Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

As a predominantly white school, with a predominantly white faculty and staff, in a system created to support whiteness, we need to address the needs and concerns and respond to our students of color and their families.

We are proud to have been a positive educational experience for so many students over the years, but we have work to do to be a school to provide that experience for each and every one of our EHS students. 

So we deeply appreciate our community’s work so far in speaking and writing to us about how we can repair the damage, create a space for healing, and not only make our school less racist, but actively antiracist.

This section of the EHS website serves as public notification of the work we are doing, and will continue to do, to root out racist power and racial inequities at Eagan High School. Furthermore, it acts as a resource list so you can learn with us about the history and contemporary reality of racism in order to become antiracist. This is a living document that will grow and change with time.

Note on sources: A great deal of the language below is quoted from Ibram X. Kendi’s book How to be Antiracist (One World, 2019) and Ijeoma Oluo’s book So You Want to Talk About Race (Seal Press, 2019.)

Equity and Inclusion Department (District 196 Certified Family Advocates)

Anti-Racism at Eagan High School

Learn With Us (Resources)

LEARN WITH US

The resources in this section are here thanks to the work of Rosemount High School who has given us permission to share these incredible resources from their Racial Equity Resources.