That the right to vote is not enshrined in the Constitution is inextricably tied to the history of race in America.
As we work to make sense of something so utterly incomprehensible, we should be careful not to rush to judgment or demonize certain members of our community.
Alexandria’s discipline policy unfortunately mirrors policies nationally that disproportionately push students of color out of school and into prison.
Laws that disenfranchise voters based on prior mistakes have deeply impacted communities of color who have been targeted by our nation’s broken criminal justice system.
Increasingly separate and unequal schools should be an alarm to everyone, not just the parents and allies of African-American and Latino students.
The court’s decision admits historic discrimination, but ignores how that discrimination impacts voting rights today.
Our justice system is built on the principals of redemption – that people may redeem themselves from past mistakes and be welcomed home to their communities.
The decree is a critical first step to addressing an entrenched problem, but it must have strong accountability to ensure long-term sustainable change.
This video confirms what data has already shown: School police officers do little keep students safe.