Researcher ORCID Identifier


Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Second Department

Politics and International Relations

Reader 1

Lynn Rapaport

Reader 2

Vanessa Tyson

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This thesis explores how the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement influences high school educators in a public high school in Sacramento, California. Drawing on 14 in-depth interviews with high school educators, I show that high school educators are mindful of the BLM movement and equity issues in the classroom, while having different timelines and experiences with the movement. High school educators have developed, changed, and even created their own curricula to incorporate the BLM movement and its aspects, such as antiracism. Furthermore, I show how educators developed their pedagogies to try and create an equitable classroom environment for their students. Finally, I show that despite educators’ interest in addressing the issues that the BLM movement highlights, they encounter other barriers to equity, such as the school district, Covid-19 pandemic, funding, and time. This research attempts to connect the scholarship between social movements, race and social inequity, and educational pedagogy.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.