In a city that is over 80% Black, in a school that is 99.4% Black, one would imagine that students know well the most basic and crucial elements of slavery. That's not the case.
Detroit Public Schools Community District currently has about 52,000 students, less than a third of enrollment numbers 18 years ago.
Her largest wish for people who look like her is for them to have confidence. Viveka Borum, a 36-year-old professor at Spelman College was used to being the only Black Woman in the room and never imagined being in the position she is in now.