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Pittsburgh Educators March For Equity, Justice And Condemn Oppression Of Black People

Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Colfax K-8 Principal Tamara Sanders-Woods spoke to a crowd gathered on the front steps of her school Monday morning, asking for white accountability.

“That means interrupt something, say something, and do something,” she said. “Every time that you sit in silence and allow your family, friends, colleagues, doctors, police officers, judges, lawyers to live in a space where it’s OK to be racist and perpetuate policies and systems that oppress black people and children, you are an accessory to crimes.”

Educators, students, and district leaders filled at least two city blocks as they marched from Sterrett 6-8 in Point Breeze to Colfax in Squirrel Hill chanting “Black Lives Matter,” “We want equity,” and “No Justice, No Peace.”

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