Decriminalization of Black Little League Players

This act of taking the little league title away from the all-Black team criminalizes and punishes the behavior of black children…which mimics and draws upon the larger racist narrative in our country about applying rules of law embedded in beliefs about Black moral character.  And here from the press release ruling from the little league…

Non Violence As Loving Action-Tales of Teaching Tolerance?

A teacher writes in Teaching Tolerance,  about teaching her youth about empathy following a fatal shooting in Oakland, Jill’s original article is in italic, and my response is below it, in regular font. The L.A. Riots Echo Loudly In My Classroom Submitted by Jill E. Thomas on November 11, 2010 My students are too young to remember the 1992 Los…