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Posted December 27, 2013
She very vividly presents her community. But as someone who liv
She very vividly presents her community. But as someone who lives in MS and works in an alternative school where young black men are the majority of our students, I question her analysis that the deaths of the 3 black young men (I haven't finished the entire book yet) are primarily the result of the racist environment they inhabit. Children learn what they live and it's next to impossible to replace that learning with something else when they are older. In our program we find that if students get clean and sober, most of the other obstacles they face become manageable. In MS if you do some type of forced intervention with these very troubled young men, you're racist with no regard for their culture and if you don't try to intervene you're part of a racist system that just doesn't care about them.
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