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    The focal point I choose from the book Black and White by Paul Volponi is the school to prison pipeline. The school to prison pipeline is a metaphor for the zero tolerance policy schools have implemented into

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    The focal point I choose from the book Black and White by Paul Volponi is the school to prison pipeline. The school to prison pipeline is a metaphor for the zero tolerance policy schools have implemented into their system....

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    • AJBOHS,

      You brought up some interesting points in this post. Though I believe some of your points to be anecdotal, especially since they are from a fiction book, I do believe that you have brought up a good point: there is, at least to a degree, racial bias in the American justice system. This can likely be attributed to the relatively recent times when African-Americans were targeted for their race on a daily basis, in the heyday of racism back in the early-to-late 1900s. However, times have changed quite a bit since then; I believe that society as a whole has much improved its inter-societal racial relations (or it least it did until relatively recently, as far as I can tell). Times have changed even since the times of the report which you mentioned; a decade has passed since 2007, and I would be interested to see how the numbers have shifted since then, if at all.

      Thank you very much for presenting this. I have not read this book, but this topic as a whole is one by which I am fascinated. I appreciate that you took the time to write this; here’s to a hope to an end of racism as a whole.

      Sincerely,

      -Zachary

    • AjBOHS,
      I think the topic you choose to focus on is very interesting and creative. I would be careful when quoting wikipedia both because of its low reliability and the stigma against it. you can find the primary sources at the bottom of the wikipedia page that will give you the same information from a more reputable source. I think it is very true that zero tolerance polices lead to greater problems than the ones they intend to solve and I think you do a good job of demonstrating the severity of the issue using quotes and statistics. I am curious how governmental polices in school and on communities affect the school to prison pipe line. id love to read on how No Child left Behind and the War on Drugs affect these students. Thank you for your lovely article, i look forward to reading more from you.
      – Melissa Fang

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    I do agree with your statement that people have become more self centered and are not welcoming newcomers. However I do believe that the newcomers can still reach their american dream. They can do this because their american dream is different from mine and yours.Their dream could be to simply get an education or start a family. So even if they…Read More

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    I feel for you. I’m not even an honors student and juggling school, friends, and work is tough. I often skip dinner because of the amount of work i have. What colleges have you looked at?

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    Life in America isn’t always the easiest. Nor is it always the land of opportunity. But people still move on and work for their goals and stand for each other for America to prosper. That I believe is the number

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    Life in America isn't always the easiest. Nor is it always the land of opportunity. But people still move on and work for their goals and stand for each other for America to prosper. That I believe is the...

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