A Year After Trump’s Election, York, Pa., is Forever Changed

Carla Christopher worked with young people during a drop-in program at Union Evangelical Lutheran Church in York. Christopher also works as an equity coordinator at York County School of Technology.

Soon after Trump was inaugurated in January, the school, adopting the recommendation of a committee of 15 students, hired Carla Christopher, a local activist and artist. Her job as “equity coordinator” was to help navigate sensitive issues of race inside the school and restore trust.

“It was rough getting off the ground,” Christopher said. “They were super afraid of more controversy.”

Issues that might have been uncomfortable pre-Trump had become fraught post-Trump.