Zero Tolerance And Social Injustice

280 Words2 Pages
The topic of zero tolerance rings a bell in the political world when it comes to racial injustice. Research shows that black students are 2.6 times as likely to be suspended as White students (Teske). This social injustice for students of color does not get any easier with zero tolerance polices. If anything, zero tolerance causes more racial discrimination and injustice.
Along with the social injustice for the targeted group, there is also the social and political concern for the connection of zero tolerance and the rising number of adolescents in the Criminal Justice System, juvenile detention centers or even jail. This connection is referred to as the School-to-Prison Pipeline. “The School-to-Prison Pipeline is “a collection of
Open Document