assault at spring valley highlights the criminalization of black girls and our tendency to do nothing to help

  
The fact this child never leaves her seat and is attacked in such a manner is cause enough for concern at the very least and fucking outrage if you’ve been paying attention long enough to realize this is the NORM which is why everyone let it happen and the one student who spoke out was arrested. All this over a phone? And folks are saying she should have ‘just put it away and this all could have been avoided?’ When did not listening to your teachers become a crime punishable by violence and worthy of arrest? Stop rationalizing the violence black girls face and let’s keep our girls safe- especially from those meant to protect them- especially in school. It is an absolute TRAVESTY that we are not even at rest from anti Blackness in the house of God or institutions of education. #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh #BlackLivesMatter #BlackWomenMatter #BlackGirlsMatter #SchoolToPrisonPipeline #DecriminalizeBlack #StopCallingTheCopsOnKids #ThatsNotNormal #ButItsEasyWhenYouDontSeeThemAsChildren #DefendBlackWomen #ALLBlackGirlsMatter

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One thought on “assault at spring valley highlights the criminalization of black girls and our tendency to do nothing to help

  1. Everything you said is RIGHT. And all I can think, as an educator, is how did the teacher ever let it get to this point? Unless there was an armed assailant in my room and literally no other adult available, I would never, EVER allow a cop into my room — let alone ask a cop to place my student in chains. #CopsOutOfSchools

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