The "school-to-prison pipeline" is the term commonly used to describe the alarming number of black and brown children who are funneled directly and indirectly from our schools into our prison industrial complex, contributing to devastating levels of mass incarceration that lead to one in three black men and one in six Latino men going to prison in their lifetimes, in addition to increased levels of incarceration for women of color.
The school-to-prison pipeline starts with the high level of suspensions and expulsions mentioned earlier. The disproportionately punitive levels of school discipline toward black and brown children does more than impact a student's year.
-From "So You Want to Talk About Race," Chapter Five
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Source: "Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline | Benjamin Williams | TEDxFoggyBottom" by TEDx Talks, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.
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StoryCorps is a national project to record and archive the personal stories that matter in people's lives. Linked below is a collection of stories that are a part of their Justice Project.
Below is an animated story, just an example of the stories you'll hear in this collection