“Demanding Justice and Dignity for OUR Children” Our Guest: Zakiya Sankara-Jabar

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October 30, 2015 by socialaction2014

OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham
“Demanding Justice and Dignity for OUR Children”
Our Guest: Zakiya Sankara-Jabar
Executive Director, Co-Founder, Co-Chair
     Dignity in Schools Campaign
      Racial Justice NOW !
  
OPEN Chat: In – Listen Line: 347-838-9852 
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Saturday, October 31, 2015             10 pm ET          LIVE
A
South Carolina Black female student was brutally attacked, thrown from
her seat and tossed across the room by a school police officer even
though she had obeyed orders to put her cellphone away. Police
intervention was employed when her teacher did not think that she put it
away fast enough, Horrified students watched and video taped the
incident. Where are Black children safe? How can this girl’s humanity be
so blantantly challenged? 
Roxane
Gay (NYT)  writes: “Far too little attention is being given to who the
young girl is…When that officer saw her, sitting quietly, defiantly,
she was not allowed to be human. She was not allowed to have a complex
story. She was held to a standard of absolute obedience. She was not
given the opportunity to explain the why of her defiance because she was
a black body that needed to be disciplined by any means necessary.”
Racial Justice Now statement on the brutalization of a young Black student at Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC

“Black
students around the nation are over-represented in referrals to law
enforcement and Black girls in particular are pushed out of school at 6
times the rate of their white female counterparts and most boy’s with
the acceptation of Black male students. Nowhere is this more relevant
than here in Ohio where Black children represent over 50% of all out of
school suspensions and expulsions. Just last month in Akron a black
female middle school student was suspended for 5 day’s for what the
teacher called “kool-aid crack”. And earlier this month a Cincinnati
area Judge upheld a suspension for a 12 year old Black boy for “staring
at a white girl”. – RJN
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