school pushout

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.
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.
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.
One such solution to the crisis lies in a federal bill pending in the House of Representatives. The ACLU, in conjunction