EDITOR'S NEWS PICK

The Case for Black With a Capital B

more
Email
Share
Download
Embed

 

Basic Black: The "School-To-Prison" Pipeline; Black Buying Power


(Originally broadcast on December 9, 2011)

Recent headlines across the nation have highlighted stories of children of color (some as young as five) being arrested for “acting out” in school. Basic Black discusses the impact of “zero-tolerance” behavior policies and the “school to prison pipeline.” Also, as we head into the Christmas season, a conversation about the economics of black buying power.

Our panel tonight: Phillip Martin, senior reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio; Rep. Carlos Henriquez, 5th Suffolk District; Latoyia Edwards, anchor, New England Cable News; Earl Martin Phalen, CEO, Reach Out and Read; and Kim McLarin, assistant professor of writing, literature, and publishing, Emerson College.