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School Pushout

Black Girls and the Police State Menace

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

From high-achieving older students to the tiniest students just starting out, black girls are criminalized at every step of their school careers. While white children are given the social and cultural space to "just be kids" black children must always toe the line of respectability or risk detention, assault and/or death.

Black Students In The U.S. Get Criminalized While White Students Get Treatment

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices

When black and white kids act up or display troubling behavior at schools, teachers and administrators often address it with differing responses spli...

What About The Girls?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to wake up and realize all children, especially those of color -- girls and boys -- need adults to stop criminalizing them and recognize the special risks facing our girls.

What Would Martin Luther King, Jr. Say About 'Behave or Begone'?

Robert Ross | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Robert Ross

I wonder what our nation's most illustrious civil rights leader would say about the epidemic of school suspensions and expulsions in so many of our urban public schools in California and nationally.