13 Yr Old Compares School System to Slavery


Eighth grader Jada Williams, a student at School #3 in Rochester NY, wrote a compelling essay connecting the Rochester School System to Frederick Douglas’s The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, or slavery. She describes her own experience in the bleak Rochester education system, in which black and Hispanic students are ‘taught’ by mostly white teachers who barely care. Jada has now been labeled a troublemaker, the teachers and administrators are so deeply offended by her views, they’ve managed to kick her out of school. In the video above Jada reads her controversial essay. The only good news is The Frederick Douglass Foundation gave Jada a special award saying that her essay “actually demonstrates that she understood the autobiography.”
via GOOD