This six-year-old was arrested, taken out of her classroom and led away in handcuffs.
I have a lot to say about this.
First of all, I have blogged more about outrages against our Black children, and other children, here.
My work is about solutions. See below for solutions. But right now, I need to vent. I am just so upset.
Have you heard about the Black children who have committed suicide because of bullying? And the mom who was banned from the school her daughter attends, because she she confronted her daughter's bullies?
And now this story.
One of the questions in my mind is: What was going through this police officer's mind? What was he thinking about when he went into the classroom, put handcuffs on this little girl, led her out of the building and put her in a police car? What on earth was he thinking about?
He is a grown-ass man, arresting a six-year-old. What is wrong with him?
Also, who ordered a six-year-old to be arrested? On what grounds?
Do these people even realise that they are part of a racist narrative? Because this is the kind of thing that has been going on since slavery. And in South Africa, remember in Soweto, they SHOT loads of children who were protesting against apartheid.
So what are these people thinking?
I am going to be blogging more about this soon. But in the meantime, if you want some information about solutions, including Nonviolent Communication (NVC) which can PREVENT this kind of thing from happening, go here for some NVC resources.
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