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When Can Black Women Stop Asking, 'Ain't I A Woman'?
State Director of the Georgia Chapter of 9to5 Working Women
Recent attempts to justify the horrific violence against black women and girls has me again returning to Sojourner Truth's question: "Ain't I a woman?" As a society we have to set a standard without compromises: Adult men should not beat, hit, pull the hair of or slam to the ground women and girls.
The Public Overwhelmingly Agrees The Spring Valley Police Officer Was In The Wrong
Regardless of party or race, most say it's an officer's job not to let conflict with a student escalate.
Richland County Sheriff's Department via ASSOCIATED PRESS
Students Protest Firing Of Spring Valley High School Officer
Deputy Ben Fields was fired this week for violently arresting a black 16-year-old student.
Deputy Slams and Arrests Student: Children's Rights Denied in 'The Land of the Free'
I'm an activist, writer, traveler, and student.
When it is legal for authority figures to abuse children and have them arrested on spurious and unsubstantiated charges, can America really be "the land of the free"?
'Officer Slam' Threw Teen From Her Desk Over Cellphone, Lawyer Says
She had refused to leave class because she "thought it was an unfair punishment."
Assaulted Spring Valley High Girl Explains Why She Didn't Obey Orders
The South Carolina student thrown from her seat by a school police officer had obeyed orders to put her cellphone away, and
Drop the Charges Against the Students in Spring Valley High School
Kali Nicole Gross
Professor of African American Studies at Wesleyan University
We must engender a culture that recognizes the humanity of black girls rather than tolerating a society that uses violence and discrimination to obliterate them. Drop the charges against the children in Spring Valley High School, they have been unduly punished enough.
Attorney Defends Ex-Spring Valley High School Officer's Actions As 'Justified'
The South Carolina sheriff's deputy was fired Wednesday.
Assaulted S.C. Student Is A Recent Orphan Living In Foster Care, Attorney Says
Student's lawyer: Officer should be jailed.
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Jill Scott Offers A Solution To Prevent Police Assaults In Schools
Scott weighed in on the Spring Valley High School assault and what we should do going forward.
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Spring Valley High School Officer From Violent Arrest Video Fired
Deputy Ben Fields has been accused of using excessive force before.
Call My Mama: The Biggest Lesson from Spring Valley High
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Regardless of the screams and cries for help, Black parents alone cannot save their children. In most cases, if they tried to intervene, they would become victims of the same fate.
Ben Fields Has Been Sued Twice Before
The South Carolina school resource officer who hurled a student to the ground and dragged her across her classroom on Monday has been sued twice before.
Sheriff Pulls The Ultimate 'But He Has A Black Friend' Defense Of Spring Valley High Deputy
"He's been dating an African-American female for quite some time now."
Deputy Who Flipped Spring Valley High Student Acted Reprehensibly, School Officials Say
"This incident is outrageous and unforgivable and doesn’t represent what this district is."
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