Our Students' Voices Echo Street Protests

For the young people who work with One World, the unaddressed police brutality and stark inequality fueling this week’s protests across the nation has been a daily reality for most of their young lives. It’s startling to go back in our library of student writing to see they have indeed been telling us this for a long time. Chaltu's memories of the George Zimmerman trial (see her essay below) remind us both how long this has been happening and the deep scars it leaves on young people.

Chaltu Deka
Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

Diego Flores
Justice for Victims of Police Violence

Rashad Calhoun
Stop the Brutality, Wear a Body Camera

Makaio McCaskill
Mass Incarceration of Black Males

Nyla Thomas
Suspension Bias

Torrey Marable
Urban Public Schools Need Support