The teachers play a huge role in making the students from bi-racial and colored origin move straight from school and into prison. They treat them are unequal compared to the rest of the students and always punishing them for mistakes others are not punished for (Nocella, Parmar and Stovall 267). They do not act as their guide and protectors when in school making these students feel inadequate and lees deserving of anything good. They indulge in drugs business early to feel worthy and appreciated for their efforts as well as to drown all their negatives issues and sense of rejection and loneliness. This is what lands them in jail in the long run.
Identify the claim and argument that the author is going to attempt to prove
The author in his lengthy discussion and example of Bridget and her two sons is trying to prove that the allegations of school to prison pipeline for the colored students are true (Nocella, Parmar and Stovall 263). He also tries to indicate that it is the fault of the teachers and the school authority in general as well as that of the government which seem to be encouraging it.
If the teachers are to treat all their students equally, then the issue of racism in school would not be discussed. The teachers should show an example to the students about being fair and not taunting the students of color as they are on the same level despite their racial differences. The teachers should refrain from admonishing the colored students when they threaten or physically abuse the rest of the students while they keep mum when the situation is reversed.