Inspired by My Father, Muhammad Ali, I Support The Lawsuit Against Glen Mills Schools

Khaliah Ali Wertheimer, The Inquirer •

Inspired by my father’s example, I write today in support of the lawsuit filed against Glen Mills and state officials responsible for youth in state care. The suit, filed Thursday by Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center, and Dechert LLP, seeks financial damages on behalf of the students sent to Glen Mills by the courts only to be abused. The suit also charges that students at Glen Mills were deprived of an education.

Being a mother and a black woman, I read the news about Glen Mills through a particular lens.