Bianca J. Baldridge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin,
Madison. As a sociologist of education, Bianca’s scholarship explores the socio-political context of community-based youth
work and afterschool education. Bianca’s research critically examines the confluence of race, class, and gender, and its impact
"There’s a deadly paradox here. This virus is amplifying racial inequities with a disproportionate impact on the Black and Latinx communities, locally as well as nationally. To limit in-person school is to honor the health of the Black and brown community. But without radical thinking and quick action, we risk perpetuating educational inequities."