There are many things done in this country that we can say are designed to disenfranchise Black people in this country.
But Missouri has reached a new low. The state has enacted a law that starts January 1st, that will charge students with a Class E felony for fighting.
The law will suspend students from school and they could then even face jail time. This is the continuation of "dumbing down" and "mass incarcerating" Black youth as early as possible and en mass.
It is statiscally proven that Black students are 4 times more likely to be suspended than their White counterparts for physical altercations. Thus, this law will no doubt affect the African American community adversely.
Oh course, you will have those who will "insist" that we simply "teach your kid not to fight" (yes I'm saying it before your bigotry does!) However, in many cases, kids are being kids and should be "taught" right from wrong and given an opportunity to comprehend their actions and change them.
Throwing an elementary school student in jail, giving them a "felony" record for the rest of their lives, thus ruining their lives before they even understand what they've done wrong, sounds like our criminal "justice" system is nothing more than a modern day "slave patrol."
Read the full story here: http://blavity.com/new-law-classifies-schoolyard-fights-as-felonies?utm_content=bufferbceed&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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