“What We Should Learn From Avonté Oquendo’s Death About Anti-Blackness and Education” (Black Girl Dangerous)

February 19, 2014

“Blackness, in general, is not safe in schools. This is evidenced by recent, yet seemingly eternal, cases of Black students experiencing abuse and mistreatment by school staff and teachers. Black children are often preemptively charged with being “bad”, threatening or defiant and therefore excessively punished. In fact, a recent Department of Education study showed that even though Black students only made up 18% of students enrolled at the sampled school, they represented 39% of the students expelled.”

Read more of this article by Malaka Wilson-Greene for Black Girl Dangerous here.

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