Abolition for the People

Funneling Our Children From Classrooms to Cages Ends Now

Policing in schools doesn’t just feed students to the carceral system — it corrupts the very nature of education

What we want is for schools and classrooms to be spaces of love. Not just a love for the Harlem Renaissance or the civil rights movement but love for loud colors and loud voices.

kihana is an assistant professor of Black Studies at Northwestern. She has published in the New York Times, Colorlines, The Hill, and in academic outlets.