Stigmas and Suspensions

Adolescents are criminalized at alarming rates, especially adolescents of color. Criminalization is the process of treating something or someone like a criminal, or at a criminal status. In his book “Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys”, author Victor M. Rios conducted a longitudinal study in Oakland by shadowing the lives of minority…

Middle School Girls

From the time that we are around 4 or 5 to the time that we are about 10 or 11 most of us were in elementary school. Back then the only thing we worried about was what was for lunch, recess, and getting picked last for kickball.. Fast-forward a few years and we entered a…