Tag: Civil Rights

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Story of school policing rooted in fights for civil rights, education equality

Since the May 25 killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police, there has been a wave of advocacy that has successfully removed police officers from public schools. But Floyd’s murder did not start the movement. It added fuel to a fire that has burned for decades in communities of color.  The story of school policing is…
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What was lost in Brown v. Board of Education

In most schools, the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education is taught as a major victory for reaching equality in education. The 1954 decision desegregated schools and united Black and white students under one roof.  What they don’t mention is what the nation lost after Brown versus Board of Education, and how it…
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Lezley McSpadden, Mother Of Mike Brown, Takes Control Of Her Own Narrative

Originally posted on Howard University News Service. Lezley McSpadden seems to be in another place when she speaks about her son. In a room full of Howard law students, she slowly recounts what happened on August 9, 2014, a tragic event that motivated many of those students to pursue careers in law. “We all know…
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