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"People are able to see structural dynamics of race," Alexander said. "Literally what is in the ground -- Interstates 77 and 85 coming through what were intact communities of color. When we understand what's in the ground, the better able we are to understand what has popped up and to address it in a broader context. To the degree that indifference to racial bias is giving way to a feeling of responsibility, he said, the community is moving forward. "There is still so much to do," he said.
Schools exist to benefit students, Carroll said. “I think kids can do so much more than we ever anticipate.” He advocates rigorous academics from nurturing teachers. “To see him in action, it’s a beautiful sight,” said Dr. Daisy Walker, who spent a half century with CMS and who was the Foundation’s Educator of the Year for 2017. “The kids love him. They know he cares. They respond to him.”