Shani Dowell faced racism in high school, and now she hopes her Possip app — which helps parents and schools talk to each other — also helps battle bias
In high school, Shani Dowell and her friend were dancing in their seats in English class as a pep rally roared nearby in the school’s common area. The teacher said something that made them stop for a second:
“Look at Shani and Erin getting in touch with their tribal rhythms.”
The offhand racist remark stung the girls, and Dowell told her mom and dad when she got home from that school in Houston. Their reaction stopped Dowell in her tracks for the second time that day.
“My parents were like, ‘So what? Do your work,'” Dowell said. “I got the message, ‘Yeah, she’s racist. But you need to…