Law Forum : Spring Valley Is Everywhere: When Being A Black Girl Is Your Only Crime - Join Us Tuesday, Nov 3

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  1. Liberty

    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    We are outraged by the unconscionable act of violence committed in a Spring Valley math class this past Monday

    We know that violence against Black girls and women is not new; it is the same violence that brutalized
    Salecia Johnson, Diamond Neals, Mikia Hutchinson, and Dajerria Becton. The vicious bodily assault on the young Black high school student is indicative of the ways that Black women and girls throughout society encounter state violence on a daily basis. This system extends beyond Spring Valley and threatens Black girls across the United States.

    Join the African American Policy Forum next Tuesday November 3rd at 12pm EST for a webinar on Black girls and discipline entitled, "Spring Valley is Everywhere: When Being A Black Girl is Your Only Crime."


    This webinar will amplify the voices of young women who have been impacted by overly punitive discipline policies, educators who have witnessed the criminalization of Black girls in schools, scholars who have researched the gendered and racialized dimensions of the School to Prison Pipeline, and more.
    Speakers will include:

    Kimberle Crenshaw- The African American Policy Forum
    Je'Kendria Trahan- Black Youth Project, DC
    Amanda Petteruti- Co-author of “The Case Against Police in Schools,” a report from the Justice Policy Institute
    Kisha Webster- Educator and Youth Advocate
    Samantha Master- Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    And more….
    If you or your child has experienced overpolicing in schools, please send us an email at [email protected]. We want to hear your story!
    #SpringValleyIsEverywhere #BlackGirlsMatter


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    Who do you think is more affected by the School to Prison Pipeline? I ask, because I am a bit confused on why this situation has to focus on one gender. Would not the boys in that same pipeline in larger numbers need help too? I would think coming together as men and women to protect our children would create a stronger voice.
     
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    Please do give us an update about this too

    And thanks again

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    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    *sigh*

    This question has come up over and over when programs such as My Brother's Keeper were established. My opinion is that the question is unintentionally divisive.

    Some issues are better dealt with by separation of gender to keep focus on critical issues. When you mix genders nature takes course and there tends to be distraction.

    AA are all in need of attention in these areas. We are not in a competition. I feel that it is good and right that brothas are stepping up to help brothas, and sistas are stepping up to help sistas, too. Yes, it's ok if some programs help both as well. But, I am not offended if all programs don't. JMO.
     
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    Violent SC Arrest Reflects How African-American Girls Are Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools, Study Author Says

    The recent violent arrest of an African-American girl at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, is prompting outrage on social media under the hashtag #AssaultAtSpringValley, and activists say the incident is just one piece of the larger problems of institutionalized racism and the school-to-prison pipeline.

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    White girls' suspension rate is so low that it is only about 2% across the country. Black females have a suspension rate of 6 times that at 12%. White males have a suspension rate of 6% across the country. Black Males have a suspension rate of 20%. This data was collected by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012 study:

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    In Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu's book Conspiracy To Destroy Black Boys he makes a point that our boys are treated with hostility starting in 3rd grade. At the time when the began growth and are no longer seen as "cute" little boys.

    His next series of books (3) Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys
    Offers suggestions to correct the dehumanization of African American children, and tells how to ensure that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men.

    Suggested reading, especially for parents raising boys. I raised a male thru high school graduation. After reading his first book, Conspiracy To Destroy Black Boys my parenting style, with the education system, took a aggressive turn. I began to assess the teachers and their attitude towards my son. When he was in high school I left instructions with his conselor and the vice principle that I would prefer if my son was not disciplined by school officials. If there was a problem I wanted to be contacted immediately. I worked a mile from the school. I explained that I do not want school discipline to interfere with the discipline he received at home.

    His counselor, a white female, was very agreeable, and became my greatest ally. The principle and vice principle turned red at the suggestion. I told them my son was not to be suspended or expelled.

    This created some interesting situations. The vice principle would call me for any small infraction.

    Parents have the power where their kids are concerned. The system has been designed so that Black parents believe they relinquish power when their child enters the school door.
     
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    I read Part 1, it was an excellent book. I was sorry I didn't read the rest. But, he also put lot of the info on YouTube. My opinion still stands, nevertheless, and, I have a son, no daughters.
     
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