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Children, Girls, and Jail: PLOT @BingPlot Follow #BelieveBlackGirlsBCSD FOUR 12-YEAR-OLD BLACK STUDENTS STRIP-SEARCHED BY BINGHAMTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT FACULTY: EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL, JANUARY 15TH, 2019 STUDENT A: Made to remove shirt pants, and 2nd layer of leogings. Searched in bra and underwear. STUDENT B: Made to remove shirt and outer pants. Searched in legoins and bra. STUDENT C: STUDENT D: Searched In clothing. Recelved In-School Suspension for refusing to remove shirt and pants. Made to remove shirt. Searched in bra and pants. "A student may, under current law and policy, be searched in a school building by an administrator [...]. Thése searches involve an administrator requesting a Student to empty their pockets, remove their shoes and/or remove their jackets." - Statement from BCSD, 1/23/19 11:57 AM - 24 Jan 2019 15,815 Retweets 25,336 Likes jaVe. @javeauriel Follow Student D received in-school suspension for not agreeing to remove her shirt and pants. Now think about what that teaches girls about saying "no". PLO @BingPlot #BelieveBlackGirlsBCSD Show this thread 8:36 AM-26 Jan 2019 diekingdomcome: witches-ofcolor: littlelamblillianna: gahdamnpunk: This is truly horrifying These poor girls. If I EVER find out they try to do this to my baby girl there will be HELL to pay. 12 year old girls???? Wtf???? This is disgusting What the actual fuck. Ain’t no damn school policy requires kids of any sex or age to remove pieces of their clothing, shoes and jackets I understand but pieces of actual clothing nah I refuse to believe they made that a policy. Everyone involved needs jail time and needs to be removed from children even their own. Would’ve had to call the police on them right there
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Apparently, Definitely, and Future: penfairy oh! I have to tell you guys a great story one of my professors told me. So he has a friend who is involved in these Shakespeare outreach programs where they try to bring Shakespeare and live theatre to poor and underprivileged groups and teach them about English literature and performing arts and such. On one of their tours they stopped at a young offenders institute for women and they put on a performance of Romeo and Juliet for a group of 16-17 year old girls. It was all going really well and the girls were enjoying and laughing through the first half- because really, the first half is pretty much a comedy-but as the play went on, things started to get quiet. Real quiet. Then it got up to the suicide scene and mutterings broke out and all the girls were nudging each other and looking distressed, and as this teacher observed them, he realised-they didn't know how the play ended. These girls had never been exposed to the story of Romeo and Juliet before, something which he thought was impossible given how ubiquitous it is in our culture. I mean, the prologue even gives the ending away, but of course it doesn't specify exactly how the whole "take their life" thing goes down, so these poor girls had no idea what to expect and were sitting there clinging to hope that Romeo would maybe sit down for a damn minute instead of murdering Paris and chugging poison but BAM he died and they all cried out and then Juliet WOKE UP and they SCREAMED and by the end of the play they were so upset that a brawl nearly broke out, and that's the story of how Shakespeare nearly started a riot at a juvenile detention centre dukeofbookingham Apparently something similar happened during a production of Much Ado at Rikers Island because a bunch of inmates wanted to beat the shit out of Claudio, which is more than fair tbh maha-pambata-is-my-patronus honestly Shakespeare would be so pleased to know his plays were nearly starting brawls centuries into the future jabberwockypie Beating the shit out of Claudio is definitely a fair and reasonable response, honestly Source: penfairy Shakespeare
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