In response to legislation being tabled that would have allowed Baltimore City schools’ police force to carry handguns while working inside or patrolling school buildings, Kimberly Moffitt published an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun outlining her viewpoints on the issue. Moffitt, an associate professor of American studies, previously discussed her thoughts on the legislation on WEAA’s The Marc Steiner Show.
In her article, Moffitt wrote about the importance of guidance and affirmation of self-worth of school children: “…as a community we should come together to strategize ways to cultivate healthy relationships with students and ensure the necessary support mechanisms are in place to help those most in need. Let’s use the energy that surrounded the gun legislation to strengthen the educational, psychological and social needs of the students, rather than compounding anxiety in an already stress-filled environment.”
To read Moffitt’s full op-ed titled “Black children are not the enemy,” click here.