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The Challenging, Often Isolating Work of School District Chief Equity Officers

For months, the Orange County, N.C., school board wrestled with pressure to ban students from wearing the Confederate flag symbol on school grounds. Then came the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017.

Within days, the board banned Confederate flag clothing and formed a task force that would labor for two years to write a new racial equity policy.