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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools


Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

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4.5/5 (24 valutazioni)
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8 ore
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Pubblicato:
Sep 21, 2016
ISBN:
9781515981688
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Audiolibro

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Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was being trafficked for sex. After months on the run, she was arrested and sent to a detention center for violating a court order to attend school.



Just sixteen percent of female students, black girls make up more than one-third of all girls with a school-related arrest. The first trade book to tell these untold stories, Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.



For four years Monique W. Morris chronicled the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged-by teachers, administrators, and the justice system-and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Morris shows how, despite obstacles, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities, and beyond.
Editore:
Pubblicato:
Sep 21, 2016
ISBN:
9781515981688
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Monique W. Morris, co-founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute, is the author of several books, including Pushout and Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues (both published by The New Press). Her work has been featured by NPR, the New York Times, MSNBC, Essence, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Education Week, and others. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.

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  • (4/5)
    This is an insightful look at what happens to too many black girls in schools today. The author discusses how black girls are often not understood so they are misjudged and accused of criminal-type acts that serve to push these girls out of school. Leaving school often leads to lives where they live in poverty and are open to abuse on many levels. Some of the stories are heartbreaking, mostly because with the right interventions, the results would have been so much different. This is a wonderful book for law enforcement and teachers.
  • (4/5)
    This important and insightful work combines scholarly research with anecdotes in a most effective manner. The stereotype of Black girls as being noisy, disrespectful, and stubborn, the author finds, is prompted by attitudes that have persisted since slavery. There's no recognition of their need to be respected and their yearning to be taught well in schools - they are most aware of the necessity for a good education. Chicago's schools, for example, have "closed campus" with no recess, and it's been that way for 25 years. NO RECESS! Think back to your time in school and just try imagining it with "limited time to take a break, release, and reset." Other problems - sex trafficking, inadequate foster care, and a lack of understanding of "street culture" and limited advice on how to overcome obstacles such as poverty and parental drug addiction are discussed, as are alternatives to punishment such as juvenile facilities. The author says, "But for the empathetic educators who sought to cultivate my intelligence as a clear path towards personal freedom, who knows where I would be. What I learned and now know with certainty is that the education of Black girls is a lifesaving act of social justice."
  • (5/5)
    Very interesting read on the criminalization of Black girls in public schools. This book introduces significant socio-cultural and racial based challenges that interrupt Black girls’ education and performance within the school system. Specific issues raised include but are not limited to poverty; sexual exploitation; biases on physical appearance; lack of high expectations (permission to fail); high expectations that undermines girls’ shortcomings; and lack of mentorship, amongst others. The book uses individual experiences of Black girls to illustrate these issues.
  • (1/5)
    The book is thorough and insightful. The narrator's voice lacks humanity.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent! Dr, Anderson, Professor of Emory University should teach this book!