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Pushout : the criminalization of Black girls in schools

Morris, Monique W. 1972- author.

New York : The New Press 2015

Available at Rod Library  UNI Stacks  (LC2731 .M59 2015 )()

  • Title:
    Pushout : the criminalization of Black girls in schools
  • Author: Morris, Monique W. 1972- author.
  • Subjects: African American girls -- Education; African American girls -- Social conditions; Discrimination in education -- United States
  • Description: Struggling to survive -- A blues for Black girls when the "attitude" in enuf -- Jezebel in the classroom -- Learning to lockdown -- Repairing relationships, rebuilding connections -- Appendix A. Girls, we got you! A Q&A for girls, parents, community members, and educators ; Resources for African American girls -- Appendix B. Alternatives to punishment.
    "Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was being trafficked for sex. After months on the run, she was arrested and sent to a detention center for violating a court order to attend school. Black girls represent 16 percent of female students but almost half of all girls with a school-related arrest. The first trade book to tell these untold stories, Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures. For four years Monique W. Morris, author of Black Stats, chronicled the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged-by teachers, administrators, and the justice system-and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Morris shows how, despite obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes, and despair, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities, and beyond. "--
  • Publisher: New York : The New Press
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Format: 277 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [250]-277)
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781620970942 ;ISBN1620970945
  • Source: 01NRTHIOW ALMA
  • Alma MMS ID: 991006844869702841

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