Pushout

The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Product Number: EB00668226
Released: Apr 21, 2016
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ISBN: #9781620971208
Publisher: The New Press
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Description

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. Just 16 percent of female students, Black girls make up more than one-third 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.

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Author(s): Monique W. Morris
Original Publish Date: Mar 29, 2016

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Author(s): Monique W. Morris
Narrator(s): Kristyl Dawn Tift
Product Number DD27881
Released: Sep 21, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515911685
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Author(s): Monique W. Morris
Narrator(s): Kristyl Dawn Tift
Product Number Z100118843
Released: Sep 21, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515991687

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