This is what the school-to-prison pipeline looks like. This is how black youth are criminalized.
- She was doing a science experiment
- She’s being charged as an ADULT
- She’s being charged with a FELONY
If this all goes the way the prosecution wants, this young woman will be LEGALLY discriminated against for the rest of her life. No voting, housing discrimination, employment discrimination (as if getting a job while black isn’t hard enough), etc. etc.
Perhaps instead of fighting about who is tougher, Batman or Iron Man, we could spend a little internet rage making sure this young scientist doesn’t go to prison?
From the comments section:
“To everyone commenting on this thread that is outraged by this chain of events: I am just as outraged as you. But it is not enough for us simply to vent on message boards because nothing gets accomplished. I strongly urge you to write a letter to the school district, local authorities, AND to the Principal. Or just pick one…but DO SOMETHING!!! And let us remember that in order to get our points across we must be INDIGNANT and DIGNIFIED! I am in the process of starting a petition, once I have gathered some more crucial facts. Please be on the lookout for this petition and be sure to sign it ( via Change.org ) in addition to your letter or letters to Polk County Law Officials, The school Principal, and the School Administration. Contact Info Can be found below:
Bartow High School Principal Ronald Pritchard / Address: 1270 S Broadway Ave Bartow, FL 33830 / EMAIL: Ronald.Pritchard@polk-fl.net PHONE:(863)- 534-7400 Fax: (863)534-0077
Polk County Superintendent: Dr. John Stewart /Address: 1915 South Floral Avenue, Bartow, FL 33831 Phone: (863) 534-0521 Fax: (863) 519-8231 Email: Dr. John Stewart
Polk Regional Juvenile Detention Ctr
ADDRESS: 2155 Bob Phillips Road, Bartow, FL 33830
If we can all take 5-10 minutes to read this story, comment, and read posts by others then surely we can take the same amount of time to act on this child’s behalf.”
I’m far from even good… soooo far from perfect… :(
^ ^^ me too..
At 5’10, if I weighed 112 lbs, I would look disgusting. I weigh anywhere between 127-133, and I am considered thin. I love my body and will not conform to what anyone else thinks is “perfect.”
I wear anywhere from a size 0 to 4 now. If I was 112 lbs I literally would have to special order my clothes, because kids clothes are WAY too short, and I don’t think there is anything smaller than a 00.
This post should be banned, JMO.
Yeah, this has got to be from some kind of pro-ana site. If I were 88lb, or even 95lb, I’d look emaciated. People were telling me at 110 that I looked too skinny.
This is exactly why I hate these charts. You can see my hip bones at 220lbs. I am 5 11 so if you can see my hips at 220, could you imagine what you could see at 115?
Um what. According to this chart i’d have to weigh 91lbs to be considered “perfect.” Bitch I weigh 130 and I am flawless.
88 pounds? Seriously? I think I’d be nearly dead at 88 pounds. I was a size 2 at one point and I was 120. :|
THIS IS UTTER BULLSHIT.
Goosebumps TV Series Stream
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- A Night In Terror Tower (part 1)
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holy hell. crying
YES. ALL THE CHILDHOOD. :D
Made me cry. Love this.
I think we all need a reminder today that the human race isn’t all bad.
The ‘Andy’s Coming!’ thing about Toy Story characters at Disney parks has gone viral. This is a very bad thing because it IS NOT TRUE. They will NOT collapse/freeze whatever if someone says Andy is coming.
This is becoming a real problem at the parks because now someone yells…
I feel bad and like an idiot because I believed it for two seconds. I thought there was a chance it was wrong because, how? They’d get dirty and it’d take time out of visiting with the kids. I hope they don’t get put out of commission. :/
If your child asks you for a “Sofia the First” DVD, there are some readily available reasons to say “no.” Maybe you think the first Disney princess aimed at toddlers is steeped in stereotypes and sends the wrong message to girls. Perhaps you remember there was controversy over whether or not Sofia is Latina. Or, like the father of a boy named Sam, you might just think your kid has too many DVDs.
But what happens when a stranger assumes that the reason you are denying “Sofia the First” to your little boy is because it’s a “girl movie” that will make him “funny”? If you are Sam’s dad, you respond to that kind of ignorance in a way that puts you in the running for “Father of the Year.” On Friday, the following screengrab of Sam’s dad telling his story on Facebook shot to the first page of Reddit with that victorious headline.
O.M.G. YES. XD
I LITERALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND PEOPLE WHO DONT SAY THANK YOU TO PEOPLE WHO HOLD THE DOOR LIKE THAT PERSON WASTED A FEW SECONDS OF THEIR LIFE FOR YOU THAT THEY WIILL NEVER GET BACK THEY PROBABLY COULDVE DRANK A FEW MORE SIPS OF THEIR FAVORITE DRINK, READ A FEW MORE LINES OF THEIR FAVORITE BOOK, HAD A FEW MORE GOOD WORDS WITH THEIR BEST FRIEND AND THEY WASTED THOSE SECONDS ON YOU YOU PIECE OF SHIT NEXT TIME SOMEONE HOLDS THE DOOR SAY THANK YOU I AM SO MAD