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Restorative Justice Gives Our Children Dignity in US Schools

The deadly attacks against Black bodies made by police officers in our communities are mirrored by physical attacks against Black bodies made by officers in our schools.

The October 2015 physical assault of a Black student who refused to leave her desk in South Carolina's Spring Valley High School more.


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