There is a fundamental mismatch between the nurturing school climate students need to learn and grow, and the culture of policing, a culture primarily tasked with law enforcement.
We call on all supporters of democracy, voting rights and the rights of marginalized communities to remain vigilant as we continue to fight for justice in the face of institutions that threaten our country’s promise of a just democracy.
The rise of hate crimes like this one are countenanced because of the White supremacist views embraced across this country and by those in power.
Trump and Sessions are painting a false picture of a nation riddled with violent crime in an effort to reverse every shred of progress that has been made.
It was clear from the beginning that the slogan, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was a call to white nationalists and a nod to exclusionary policies that target people of color.
Schools should be a safe place for learning and growth for all children. This can’t happen until officers are taken out of schools.
To anyone who cannot comprehend why Black and Brown communities and their allies are marching in the streets screaming ‘Black Lives Matter,’ this is why.
Offering Jeff Sessions the post of attorney general is how Trump comes through in his promise – we are witnessing how words morph into policies and practices that harm people of color.