And judging by the last name I think it's safe to assume she married a nog.School suspensions: Does racial bias feed the school-to-prison pipeline?
Rocketing school suspensions may feed the school-to-prison pipeline – and even violate civil rights.
By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, Staff writer / March 31, 2013
I could swear I've seen this dunce before:http://www.csmonitor.com/About/Staff...icher-Khadaroo
An African-American high-schooler is suspended for a day for using a cellphone and an iPod in class. In the same school, a white student with a similar disciplinary history gets detention for using headphones.So what's the problem? It would seem that reflects the national crime stats.while African-Americans make up 18 percent of the students in this large sample, they account for 46 percent of students suspended more than once, 39 percent of students expelled, and 36 percent of students arrested on campus. White students, by contrast, represent 29 percent of multiple suspensions and 33 percent of expulsions – but 51 percent of the students..
Yeah, that about sums it up.Many people might assume the racial breakdown of discipline simply reflects higher rates of misbehavior by some groups of students, perhaps explained by factors such as poverty.
Surprise, surprise!Characteristics of the schools themselves made a big difference. For instance, students in schools with a high proportion of black students (not just urban, but suburban schools as well) were nearly six times more likely to receive out-of-school suspensions than students in schools with low black populations, the study found.