Separate But Equal Education

Time is reporting that the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office has prosecuted a mother of two children for felony tampering with records for sending them to the suburban Copley-Fairlawn City Schools, instead of her local school district in Akron, Ohio. The mother was using her father’s address to enroll her children. I wonder if the criminal justice system would have treated the defendant so harshly if the mother and her children were not black.

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