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Oak Parkers abroad

OK, the first person to answer the question gets to touch my hair,” Kadesha Thomas remembers saying repeatedly during her time as a sex education teacher and youth worker in rural Nicaragua. Thomas, who is African-American, recently returned from serving with the Peace Corps for over two years in Madriz, a mountainous area in the north of the country, 30 miles from the Honduran border.