Monday, May 6, 2013

It’s a d*am shame. (Just a rant about STPP and whatnot) | Cooperative Catalyst

It’s a d*am shame. (Just a rant about STPP and whatnot) | Cooperative Catalyst:


It’s a d*am shame. (Just a rant about STPP and whatnot)

The United States will criminalize itself off a cliff at the pace it is working to institutionalize this nation’s youth. It makes no sense that over 10 million youth are rotting away in this nation’s jails and prisons when half of them do petty crimes that can be addressed with conflict mediation or restorative justice. It is unfathomable that such depravity can exist, especially when it is wrapped in context with racism and classism. How is it that this nation has 5 times as many youth in prisons and jails than any other country? How is that justice? How is that beneficial in any capacity? It is a travesty and a grave violation of ethics and morality…that is what it is.
The part that pisses me off to the core though is that somehow we have allowed this rigid line of ideology to somehow come and punish creativity and curiosity. How is it that a country that consistently complains about not having enough capable or wanting minds for STEM, see no issue with punishing the very children who have some inclination toward it. I do not for the life of me understand it….it is as if we are speaking in double rhetoric 

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