After seeing a need to address racism in their community, former teacher and veteran spoken word duo could not stay silent. So, they responded how they know best—through their art. “A Simple Question” addresses racism in the United States and speaks to specific incidents from the last decade, calling for conversation, empathy, and understanding. Feeling conflicted over recent events, a student asks his teacher what seems like a simple question. But as the teacher ponders both history and modern reality, he realizes there isn’t an easy answer. Touching on perspectives from both education and the military, A Simple Question is a catalyst for conversation. The video calls for empathy in hopes that it will lead to understanding, a productive dialogue, and positive action; in hopes that someday our students won’t have to ask this question.