By Emily DiSalvo
Rojas participated in a virtual forum Tuesday about the effect of systemic racism on public education hosted by Democrats for Education Reform (DFER). He said it is hard for families of different backgrounds to grow up understanding one another if they live so far apart.
“We can’t pretend to understand each other’s humanity. We don’t live next to each other, if our kids don’t go to school together, if we don’t pray together, we don’t eat in the same restaurants,” Rojas said. “Segregation has a real effective way of keeping us apart and keeping us from really understanding each other’s humanity.”
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