Though the U.S. population is increasingly diverse, there is still a shortage of teachers of color in most U.S. schools. This stems from a the legacy of demoting or firing Black teachers and principals at the time when schools were being integrated. Since then, there has been little effort to recruit — and create a positive professional culture — for teachers of color. As a consequence, Black students are losing out: Research shows that Black teachers are more likely to see Black students as capable of success. Other studies have found that Black students with Black teachers are more likely to be placed in “gifted” education programs and more likely to graduate and consider college.