The school-to-prison pipeline and the oppression of Black people – Carolina Peacemaker

Laws prohibiting the education of slaves. The exclusion of Black children from schools. De jure segregation (“separate but equal”). White flight. The proliferation of private schools. De facto segregation (“neighborhood schools”). Achievement gaps…

For nearly five hundred years, education laws, policies, and practices have been used to oppress Black people, further a culture of White supremacy and perpetuate a racial caste system in the United States. The school-to-prison pipeline is merely a relatively new iteration of this centuries old phenomenon. (More)