Community Relations at Malcolm X Library

It was addressed in this discussion that there were not women on the panel.

Nationwide, the school-to-prison pipeline is used to describe the school-based policies, practices, conditions, and prevailing consciousness that facilitate criminalization within educational environments and the processes by which this criminalization results in the incarceration of youth and young adults. The phenomenon disproportionately affects youth of color—both female and male. However, public and scholarly discourse and advocacy have focused almost exclusively on Black and Latino males.
Black women and girls continue to be over-represented among those who are in contact with the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Black girls continue to experience some of the highest rates of residential detention. Black girls represent the fastest-growing segment of the juvenile justice population, and they have experienced the most dramatic rise in middle school suspension rates in recent years. – Monique W. Morris
“The disparity in punishment between black girls and white girls is greater than the disparity between black and white boys.”
– Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

Reporting San Diego


Photos: Nadin and Tom Abbott

Video: Tom Abbott

March 22, 2015 (San Diego) About 120 people from minority communities came to the Malcolm X Library. They were looking forward to having a conversation with District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis who was supposed to be a panelist. The problem is that at the last moment she was a no show. The office of the District Attorney sent Jeffrey Anderson (J.J to the community) from the Community Program from the DA’s office.

This was a bad start, since the people who came to this community meeting were expecting the DA, not a representative. They were hoping to be able to tell her directly why they were troubled and angry. Why? It all goes back to Penal Code 182.5, which saw both Brandon Duncan and Aaron Harvey spend time in jail. Although the charges were dropped, there are still another 18 men who are…

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