Alternative to High-School Suspensions

An Effective but Exhausting Alternative to High-School Suspensions

On September 7, the New York Times opened up a discussion about the failure of traditional forms of school discipline and how progressive educators have been finding increasing support for their efforts to use alternatives to suspensions, which are ineffective, inequitable and feed the school-to-prison pipeline—mostly with students of color. As an example of how alternatives to high-school suspensions are being put into practice, the story highlighted a high school in New York City that was using PEG Founder Glenn E. Singleton’s book, “Courageous Conversations About Race,” to guide weekly discussions among teachers about matters of discipline. “The book asks participants to dig deep into their own uncomfortable feelings about race, and to consider how that range of reactions might affect the educational experience of students of color,” the story reported. “It asks participants to answer questions designed to make people push past politeness and self-protection.”

Black Real Estate Agent and Clients Handcuffed at House Viewing

Black Real Estate Agent and Clients Handcuffed at House Viewing

By Alyssa Lukpat and Eduardo Medina—Aug. 8, 2021 The house on Sharon Avenue in Wyoming, Mich., was supposed to be another option for Eric Brown, a real estate agent, to show to his client. Instead, the visit to the property became one of the most traumatic experiences...

Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979

Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979

By Adrienne Westenfeld—June 15, 2021 In 1979, up-and-coming television producer Joseph Lovett scored the opportunity of a lifetime. Just a few months into his stint at 20/20, ABC’s upstart television news magazine, Lovett was assigned a profile of James Baldwin,...