Posts Tagged:violence

50 Years of Racism — Why Silence Isn’t the Answer (Video)

Racism, overt and covert, is often a difficult topic to discuss. James A. White Sr, co-author of “A Better World: Understanding How Your Personal Operating System Affects Culture, Diversity & Inclusion,” discusses his first experiences with overt racism and his thoughts about the prevalence of hate crimes in modern society. He ponders the question: “What…

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Teen Slammed By School Resource Officer, Students and Parents Outraged

By Evette D.Champion School resource officers are supposed to protect students, not cause them harm. Parents and students rallied together outside of Tolman High School in Rhode Island because a student was recorded being attacked by the school resource officer who violently slammed him by the neck. According to The Root, the officer claimed that the…

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Kids Who Die: A Prophetic Poem by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was a prolific poet who often wrote about the intersections of culture, class, race, and politics. During the 1920s and 1930s, he boldly addressed topics that were controversial and even taboo, such as lynchings, poor work conditions, and violent urban streets. In particular, he was concerned that so many innocent children were dying. In…

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The Empty Classroom: Violence In The Community Impact On Black Males…

By: Tiffany Caesar Within urban schools black males have been described as the “highest casualties”, and Clarence L. Terry (2011) explains how adopting a critical race theory perspective will allow for math educators to provide a more utilitarian approach that is outside the traditional academic means. The author defines violence as physical, mental, and economical…...

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Black Teacher Dies After Encounter with Security Guard

By Robert Stitt While many rent-a-cops may have little more than a flashlight and notepad (think Paul Blart, Mall Cop), others are fully-armed “special police” with the power to arrest. These private security agents operate on the fringes of the law and are the source of many questionable actions. George Zimmerman was an armed Neighborhood Watch…

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From the Library: 47

Here is the story of 14-year-old Number [easyazon_link identifier=”0316016357″ locale=”US” tag=”youblawornet-20″]47[/easyazon_link], a slave boy who lives under the eagle eye of a very brutal master. The young boy, orphaned since birth, had been under the care of another slave before he began working on a cotton plantation. One day, a mysterious man named TallJohn opens…...

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Is Violence a Public Health Issue?

By Victor Ochieng Violence on the streets and at home is robbing America of many lives. There are cases of minor altercations escalating to serious injuries and even death. One doctor, Dr. Robert Gore, has decided to take an unconventional stand; he sees violence as a public health issue rather than a behavioral disorder. While…

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Hampton University Student Shot Dead in Norfolk

By Victor Ochieng A Hampton University student was shot dead on the morning of October 31. Police officers who responded to calls about the shooting pronounced the student, identified as Joseph Bose, dead at the scene. The officers arrived at the scene at around 3:15 a.m. and found a body with gunshot wounds. The death…

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Study Reveals that Black Girls are Being Pushed Out of School

By Victor Ochieng Too often racism is understood from the perspective of black men. The media focuses on black men who have been arrested using excessive force or shot to death for no valid reason. Yet, black girls are suffering as well, within American school systems. Many black girls have been forced out of school…

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