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Tyrell was black, and Harper is black. Those in the NH Court House for this sentencing were all black people. Tyrell Trimble no longer walks the earth. Many lives have been damaged, and if this NHI article is evidence of the future, more lives will be lost and damaged. These are all black lives. Where does this end? How do we break this destructive cycle? Tyrell Trimble’s father (Eddie Trimble) seems to be making an effort. He has learned the hard way.
Of course, this is happening as we at OneWorld re-examine the goals, purpose and need for Black History Month programs.
Hicks writes: “I think my last question is my most profound and disturbing: If the families can’t see past it all, who will be the next Tyrell and 20-year-old Branden Harper?” We ask, how will this cycle be broken? Where does Black History Month comes in? What needs to be done?
In her article Ms. Hicks also wrote: "My first revelation? This is one hell of a school-to-prison pipeline." Maybe this "pipeline" is a good place to start coupled with the home, of course.
We entreat you to please read the complete article in the New Haven Independent linked below. http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/more_than_one_life_was_lost/
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