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Here's What It's Like to Be Pushed Into the School-to-Prison Pipeline

MLK had a dream that one day his children would not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character. We ain’t there yet.


What's it like to be a black or brown student experiencing racial profiling in our public schools, and being pushed into the school to prison pipeline? The Tumblr "On Struggling," which describes itself as "a collective zine project by people of color with the intent of sharing personal narratives of struggle with culture, identity, white supremacy, mental health in our communities, modes of self-care and more," provides a heartbreaking view into the very real injustices going down.

On the post titled "TW::violence** TW** RACISM** “You Ain’t Shit" an anonymous author details efforts to get after school programs geared toward preventing teen dating violence and educating youth about "oppression, racism, classism, sexism, ableism, masculinity, healthy relationships, sexuality," and social justice going at a high school on Chicago's southwest side.

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