A War on Black Children?
Against The Current vol. 84

The Editors
http://www.solidarity-us.org//node/924

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2000
Year Published:  2000  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12919

Two montrous events have opened a window on a daily reality: In the name of safe streets and schools, an undeclared war has been opened on a generation of African-American children. In affluent suburban Oakland County, Michigan, a nearly all-white jury convicted a 13-year-old youth of second-degree murder, tried as an adult in a shooting that occurred when he was 11 years of age. In Decatur, Illinois, seven Black students were expelled from high school by a nearly all-white school board, against the opposition of the only Black member, for a brawl in the stands at a football game.

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