What students need in this moment are counselors and mental health professionals, comprehensive sex education and restorative justice programming. Not police and practices that further calcify the school-to-prison pipeline.
This two-week suspension is an effort to silence an African American who has a national platform, thousands of followers and a message that challenges the status quo. ESPN should be ashamed.
Every detail of this case has implications on how people of color are disregarded, what our judicial system is turning into, and what over policing is doing to our communities.
A police officer claiming to be in fear when encountering a Black person should not be enough to justify taking a life.