A Texas “joke” and the Cult of Compliance

A Texas principal joked to her staff that the next time a black disabled child tried to leave the school grounds, she’d call the cops and tell them he had a gun. NEW at Pacific Standard

“Swearingen’s “joke,” if that’s what it was, tells a story about the state-sanctioned killing of one of her students. It’s good that there’s no evidence she actually was planning on calling the police, but it’s also a sign of the ways that the criminalization of disability and race permeates our schools.”

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