Black, Indigenous, Youth of Color (BIYOC) are policed and surveilled every day in classrooms across the U.S. by those entrusted with their care and education, teachers.
Utah statistics show BIYOC are suspended and referred to the juvenile justice system at a disproportionately higher rate than whites.
Teachers must sit with the discomfort of our education system being as racist and dangerous as the criminal justice system. Although physically not as lethal, we are emotionally and mentally just as violent.
Chelsie Acosta: Making Black lives matter in education /p>