The curriculum change has, in some ways, been building up for some time. In 2015, after years of Grayson’s advocacy, the school added “Doctor” to the beginning of its name, to honor King’s Ph.D. And earlier this year, the school board responded to widespread requests from the district’s community by voting to separate from the Denver Police Department.
While 2020 has involved a renewed racial reckoning for many, Roberts noted that Black people in the U.S. have always faced racism, and that the fight for justice — in the district and beyond — continues.
“Now people are listening, now people want to move,” Roberts said. “So let’s move.”
Our articles are free to read, but not free to report
Support local journalism around the state.
Become a member of The Colorado Sun today!
The latest from The Sun
- Locavore appetite, smaller gatherings drive record turkey sales despite the coronavirus pandemic
- Essay: For Colorado transplants, coronavirus has made the distance from our families unbearable
- Opinion: Mayor Hancock’s interference harms Denver Public Schools superintendent search
- Gov. Jared Polis begins quarantine after exposure to person with coronavirus
- More Colorado counties are demanding entrance to Mesa’s coronavirus “pre-check” program for restaurants