A study finds that US schools employ more cops than social workers. But behind that comparison lies a deeper problem—namely, that the education of children, especially children of color, is viewed through a prism of control rather than child development.
A new campaign led by local activists against a $95 million police training center proposed for the West Garfield Park area has raised new questions about urban revitalization strategies that could impact how nonprofits and foundations align with Black and Brown communities that are organizing to end racial violence.
Communities risk being torn apart by the current federal stance on immigration enforcement, but many nonprofits and localities have taken this moment to create more robust links between police and newcomers.
Under the new presidential administration, the emphasis appears to be shifting back toward a narrow “law and order” vision. Does this mean more police in our schools—or just in predominantly black schools?
Nine months after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and more than three years after the killing of Trayvon Martin, the House of Representatives finally held a committee hearing on the deteriorating relations between police departments and black communities. Based on the grandstanding that ensued in the hearing, no progress whatsoever was made.
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