ERIC Number: EJ1179765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
From Spirit-Murdering to Spirit-Healing: Addressing Anti-Black Aggressions and the Inhumane Discipline of Black Children
Hines, Dorothy E.; Wilmot, Jennifer M.
Multicultural Perspectives, v20 n2 p62-69 2018
School is a hyperviolent space for Black students and in particular for Black girls. Black girls continue to be adultified, criminalized, and spirit-murdered by educators who enact racially discriminatory school disciplinary policies. Using literature from racial microaggressions and antiblackness, we introduce a model that we refer to as "antiblack aggressions" to examine the disciplinary experiences of two Black girls who were at the center of a violent assault by a White male School Resource Officer at Spring Valley High School. We provide an analysis of South Carolina's Disturbing Schools Law, and we discuss how an antiblack aggressions model can challenge traditional notions of peace, law, and justice for Black girls in school.
Descriptors: African American Students, Children, Racial Bias, Females, Violence, Victims of Crime, Whites, Males, High School Students, State Legislation, Social Justice, Critical Theory, Race, Feminism, Discipline
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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