Category: Education

Gilbert’s Truancy Ordinance Seemingly Targets Communities of Color

In the state of Oklahoma, the commodity is terrifyingly Black and Brown bodies. Its jails and prisons embarrassingly burst at the seams while an intoxicating spirit of apathy socially pervades the political landscape. A pandemic ideology of lockup detrimentally thrashes and economically injures its poverty-stricken citizens and marginalized-constituents. Oklahoma is the prison capital of the world. It incarcerates more citizens per capita than other place on Earth. To make matters worst,  Tulsa City Council Karen Gilbert proposes a truancy ordinance that contributes to the chaos and controversy of mass incarceration.