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SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
No Charges For Spring Valley School Cop Who Slammed Black Teenager
The Justice Department said evidence was "insufficient" to prosecute.
American Civil Liberties Union
A Year After The Assault At Spring Valley, One Student Turns Her Pain Into Progress
"I am comfortable with people knowing I'm the girl who stood up," says Niya Kenny.
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A Police Officer In This School Allegedly Choked And Body-Slammed Kids
The school resource officer was not trained on how to work with children.
When Police Run Our Schools
Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies,...
A Black female student's violent assault and arrest by a school police officer at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina has exposed a wider audience to the dangerous consequences of embedding police in schools.
A Conversation With Ta-Nehisi Coates
Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at t...
This past summer, I read Atlantic Media journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book
Between the World and Me
. To say it had a profound impact on me and the way I understand race relations in the U.S does not do the piece justice. I finished it with a dropped jaw.
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Kids In Texas Are More Likely To Get Tasered At School Than In Jail
Why do schools treat students like criminals?
Are Horrific Viral Videos of Police Violence Wearing Us Out?
Social Commentator. Interpersonal Communicator. Motivational S...
All this exposure to police misconduct has caused me to be more compliant, hoping to avoid all police officers. I fear that I might encounter that out of control officer who is triggered just by the fact that I am a black woman with a sense of my own dignity.
No One Deserves Abuse: Obedience and Spring Valley High School
Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion ...
It is important to remember that "they were asking for it" is used not only in instances of discipline. It is used in situations of abuse -- to defend the abuser.
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 Week After the #SpringValleyHigh Incident: When a Student Won't Leave the Classroom
How could we get upset with students about electronic devices when we (teachers) did not follow proper etiquette while using them?
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Police Brutality Against Black Women Comes Into National Spotlight
By Jesse J. Holland, AP
"We cannot continue to wait for something to show up on a video to ask for change."
The Empire Strikes Back (or Fear of a Black Planet)
Michael W. Waters
Award-winning author, social commentator, professor, activist,...
Whenever empire responds to radical change, the response is always brutal. As our nation continues to bear witness to gross atrocities committed against Black bodies and Black minds, it is clear that our nation is witnessing the brutalities that accompany the striking back of an empire.
'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."
What has happened to our national intelligence, not to mention our national values? In the era of cellphone accountability, our lack thereof has a new poster boy: Officer Slam. Throw the insolent kid across the floor, break her arm if necessary, slap her in cuffs.
Attorney Defends Ex-Spring Valley High School Officer's Actions As 'Justified'
The South Carolina sheriff's deputy was fired Wednesday.
Is This What School Safety Looks Like? Because It's Terrifying.
Advocacy and Policy Strategist, ACLU
What reportedly happened in that Spring Valley classroom is a prime example of the consequences of having a routine police presence in schools.
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.
The Assault At Spring Valley High Shows The School-To-Prison Pipeline In Action
Aren't school resource officers supposed to keep kids safe?
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