Issue Brief Reveals that Unconscious Bias Permeates Through School Discipline

Alarming disparities in the application of school discipline policies exist nationwide between African American, Latino and White students. A “2009-2010 survey of 72,000 schools (K-12) shows that while Black students make up only 18 percent of those enrolled in the schools sampled, they accounted for 35 percent of those suspended once, 46 percent of those … Continue reading »

Issue Brief Reveals that Unconscious Bias Permeates Through School Discipline

The Zimmerman Verdict: A Conversation With bell hooks

The George Zimmerman verdict has spurred conversations nationwide about race, discrimination and the law. Today, Sharon Davies, Executive Director of The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, interviewed bell hooks, renown author and distinguished visiting scholar, on the implications of the Zimmerman verdict. They also explored the meaning behind the fatal shooting … Continue reading »
The Zimmerman Verdict: A Conversation With bell hooks