Camden is a majority Black and brown city. Why are the teachers mostly white?
Alex Jones’ decision in 2012 to get a mohawk was hardly a casual one. The Black high school teacher in Camden, NJ was determined to “break the stereotypes of white supremacy culture” – starting with his hair. “I got it because it was stylish,” said Jones, who also served as principal of Camden High School from 2016 to 2019, “but I kept it because I thought it made me more relatable to the students and cool.” Jones, 39, admits the haircut shocked some families of his students of color – “I woul