The Gathering Place Charter School leaders say in letter to parents “we do not believe it is ever too early to talk to children about race or identity;” drafts different messages to parents and staff based on their race.


The cofounders and co-leaders of The Gathering Place, a free public elementary school in San Antonio, drafted different messages to their black families/staff, white families/staff and mixed race families/staff. They called on white families and staff to be be “antiracist” in how they vote, the businesses they choose to frequent and where they choose to live. In this letter, they also lay out plans for what they will do in the name of diversity, equity and inclusion. They reminded multiracial families that “anti-blackness is present in most cultures and most races and asked them to look deeply within.”

To read the full letter, click here.

Below is an illustration that they include in the letter: