The Link Between Racist, Anti-Black Policing and Racist, Anti-Black Education

“The reality, however, is that the same systems that produce racist and anti-Black policing will produce racism and anti-Blackness in other American institutions, like our school system…If you’re concerned about anti-Black policing in the United States, you should also be concerned about anti-Black education in the united states.”

In this video, Professor of Law Osamudia James draws a through-line between violence, anti-Black policing, and school segregation in the education system.

This lecture is a part of the #ScholarStrike for racial justice.

Visit the Scholar Strike Youtube Channel

From the Scholar Strike website:

“Scholar Strike is an action inspired by the NBA, WNBA, Colin Kapernick and other athletes, to underscore the urgent importance of addressing racism and injustice in the United States. Conceived via a tweet by Anthea Butler, this is designed to call awareness to the racial climate in America, and the rash of police shootings and racial violence.” 

For more information and resources, visit the Scholar Strike website.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones

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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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