Monday, January 5, 2015

The continued problem of punishment

I have written about punishment before, about the inequity between the rich and the poor. Punishment does not always equate to justice and often creates more poverty.
Case in point: "How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor"
This is an interesting story which demonstrates quite clear some of imbalances within the justice system.
Why am I an educator writing about this? Because I believe this is an educational issue across the board, from the school systems, law enforcement, court systems, and the government. How often have we heard and seen those in privileged position be excused for something a poor person would get hard time for?
This issue needs to be examined because the imbalance seems to be getting worse.
Punishment is not always justice.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam

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