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Category: Education

Black people need charter schools when public schools fail black children  

It’s, therefore, essential that we understand that the original charter school movement started decades ago when black educators, black communities throughout the country, and their advocates began to realize that most white educators and their school boards weren’t particularly interested in teaching black children nor funding majority black schools. 

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Black students don’t have rights 162 years after Dred Scott Case

Philly lawyer and activist, Michael Coard rightly notes in the Philadelphia Tribune, “If you don’t believe that ruling [Dred Scott] still applies as recently as 2019, consider the cases involving the following unarmed Black people murdered during the past five years by white cops who were acquitted or never even charged: Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Terrence Crutcher, Samuel DuBose, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Tony Robinson, Alton Sterling, and many others.”