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Baltimore students have something to say on Freddie Gray
Baltimore students have something to say on Freddie Gray

"Oh it's on!" my student said about the Baltimore purge. "I'm gonna get me some new shoes." We knew about the "purge" by first period. The students at my West Baltimore high school were being called to participate in the looting of Mondawmin Mall through social media. My 11th and 12th grade English lessons were already focused on the civil unrest, protests and the destruction of property that had taken place at Camden Yards two days prior. The attention of the national media was already shifting to Baltimore, and the conversation was already switching from alleged police brutality to hooliganism. In my classes we discussed the then hypothetical...

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