Source: (2009) Protecting Children: A Professional Publication of American Humane. 24(4):53-60.

Research clearly shows there is a relationship between how children are treated in schools and the number of juveniles involved with the legal system (Browne, 2003). In the current climate of zero tolerance in schools (Casella, 2003) this outcome particularly applies to young persons who have been “minoritized,” “racialized,” and “marginalized” — that is, young people who suffer from a social order that supports systemic discrimination based on differences due to minority status, race, and living on the margins of society. (excerpt)