Not All Heroes Wear Capes
The Defiance of Kumar Rashad tells the story of a Black math teacher in an “alternative” school in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Alternative schools, which are populated mostly with Black and brown males, are usually a last stop for students who fit the ideal criteria to sacrifice to the pipeline to prison gods. Mr. Rashad’s story is one of personal sacrifice made in order to make a statement, to take a stand and to contentiously object to the harms being perpetrated on children in his care.
Daquan’s First Weapons Charge is a true story of a student who received a report of having a weapon in school in order to manufacture a case against the Black counselor who was standing up for Black students in her school.