This work, calls upon the civil rights and education justice communities to expand their vision of school discipline law and policy reform to include the often ignored, yet deeply impacted lives of parents, caregivers, and families. Deploying what critical race theorists define as storytelling or counter-narratives, the authors share Nyla’s story to bring forward an all too common deployment of education laws—flown under a banner of safety, order, maintenance, and well- being of school communities—that reinforce anti-Black racism.
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Dialectic: Beyond the Schoolhouse Doors: Anti-Black Racism and the Exclusion of Black Caregivers, UCLA L. Rev. (Dec. 6, 2022), https://www.uclalawreview.org/?p=10910&preview=true.