My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3.

Tunette Powell’s sons, JJ, left, and Joah, have been suspended from school eight times combined. (Tunette Powell)

POSTEVERYTHING | Black families fight entrenched prejudices to get fair discipline for their children.

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