How do we truly see our children? Racial bias and its role in juvenile justice

by Contributing Writer Tyrance Billingsley II Are all children created equal in Tulsa, Oklahoma? Or rather, do the systems we have built and schemas we have constructed about our children reflect that? A section of the recent City of Tulsa Equality Indicators report showed a large disparity in youth arrests between minority and white children.Continue reading “How do we truly see our children? Racial bias and its role in juvenile justice”

Break the Chains Off: An Introduction to Prison Abolition

by Contributing Writer Jaden Janak There is a fundamental problem with policing and incarceration in this country. According to 2016 Department of Justice statistics, 1 in every 38 citizens in the United States is under correctional supervision, meaning under probation, parole, or currently incarcerated. This incarceration rate is the highest in the world by far. OklahomaContinue reading “Break the Chains Off: An Introduction to Prison Abolition”