Learning by Dispossession: Objective Violence and Educational Failure
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Maya (African American freshman): I was in my class. I was in my division. I was right there because we were looking through the window. It was hot so we had opened the windows and we were looking out the window and we just saw the boy had just got shot and he was just lying there and somebody was like, “Get help.” And that’s when the teacher told us to sit down. All I saw was a car pulled over and the boy was just walking and they shot him. And that’s when the teacher was like, “Sit down, stop instigating” and stuff like that…I just felt hurt. Because it was like, it’s probably because of the gangs and the bad decisions he chose and stuff like that.
KeywordsSexual Harassment Charter School Security Guard School Closure Youth Worker
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