The discriminatory incarceration of Black parents is an important cause of their children’s lowered performance, especially in schools where the trauma of parental incarceration is concentrated.
This development in the share of Black children pain from parental incarceration has in all odds to offset many efforts to raise the average achievement levels of these children.
Children of incarcerated parents suffer serious harm. It is tempting to think that these consequences are attributes of disadvantaged children, independent of parental incarceration.
To decrease this distress to the children of prisoners, educators MUST FIGHT and get petitions to the president in getting pardons and commuting the sentences of federal prisoners convicted of nonviolent drug crimes. In order to have the greatest impact, educators should center their attention on criminal justice policy in their own states and communities, where their students are harmed in large numbers by the discriminatory arrest and subsequent incarceration of their parents in state prisons.
To keep this fight for unfairness for incarcerated parents and the disadvantaged of upbringings to the Black child, working with Smokey Quartz, Black Tourmaline, and Clear Quartz would thrive for amplification to override this injustice.