Free Speech in Schools: A Guide for Black Students and Parents

  Earlier this month, an 11-year-old boy from Lakeland, Florida was arrested after refusing to say the Pledge of allegiance. The boy, a sixth-grader, told his teacher that he viewed the pledge as racist. According to school officials, the boy became unruly when asked to leave the classroom. Police charged the boy with “disruption of […]

The School to Prison Pipeline: What Black Parents Need to Know

As mentioned in our last post, parents are preparing their families for the new school year.  Though most parents and children look forward to the new school year, no parent looks forward to notes or calls about behavior issues.  While all parents dread these conversations, Black parents have more reason to be concerned.  For African […]

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