“It makes no sense for you to live in Tulsa, be from Tulsa, go to the Tulsa Public School system or through Tulsa schools period and not have any knowledge of these events,” said the Rev. Jamaal Dyer.
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Officer Jason Stockley pulled into the parking lot of the Church’s Chicken in the Walnut Park neighborhood in St. Louis at noon on December 20th, 2011, after witnessing what he described in his statement as “a hand-to-hand drug transaction between two Black males.”
With ‘race’ being an inescapable factor in the conversation of justice in America, it is irresponsible to omit the racial demographics of those incarcerated.
And it truly has been a year from “pain to purpose.” I can honestly tell you that I’m not the same person I was a year ago. Because for the last 12 months, I have learned to experience the full weight of the black man’s burden this society places on us.
Black students matched to black teachers have been shown to have higher test scores but we wanted to know if these student-teacher racial matches had longer-lasting benefits. We found the answer is a resounding yes,” said co-author Nicholas Papageorge of Johns Hopkins. “We’re seeing spending just one year with a teacher of the same race can move the dial on one of the most frustratingly persistent gaps in educational attainment — that of low-income black boys. It not only moves the dial, it moves the dial in a powerful way.
It is no secret; your district has zero dollar discount stores. Councilors imply you are friends with Rupe Halmer, the developer who will be constructing the fifth-tenth dollar discount store in North Tulsa. Do you believe your acquaintance or friendship with the developer impacts your decision to vote for or against the 180-Day Moratorium? Please, explain your answer as thoroughly as possible?
What will become of the country that allegedly “shines on a hill” as a beacon for those wondering in an ocean of solitude sogged from the political oppression they experienced in their home countries?