Monday, June 4, 2018

Suspensions Unequal Between Races

According to this study, 28.3 percent of black males, on average, were suspended at least once during a school year, nearly three times the 10 percent rate for white males. Black females were suspended more than four times as often as white females (18 percent vs. 4 percent). “As the number of suspensions for kids of all races and all grades has risen dramatically, the gap between suspension rates for blacks and whites has more than tripled—from about 3 percentage points in the 1970s to more than 10 percentage points today,” said Daniel J. Losen.

Losen, D. J., & Skiba, R. J. (2010). Suspended education urban middle schools in crisis. Bloomington, IN: Civil Rights Project.

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