So y’all need a reminder on what the word “agenda” is?
Putting even more police officers in schools will only feed the school-to-prison pipeline. And needlessly endanger, arrest and criminalize innocent black and brown students, destroy their futures in the process, and in essence, help to maintain a permanent underclass.
“Today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against criminals in nearly all the ways in which it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination – employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, exclusion from jury service – are suddenly legal.“ – Michelle Alexander
Make no mistake: The true agenda here is not “school safety.” The real goals are to, 1. Keep the for-profit, prison industrial complex supplied with cheap prison laborers, and, 2. Disenfranchise the next generation of black and non-white voters, who will face additional hurdles to finding employment, rental housing, home loans, student loans, public food assistance, and most importantly, voting — all because they will now have a ~criminal~ record for minor school infractions.