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

Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated

Download the Kirwan Institute Issue Brief:Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated (PDF) Research shows that African American students, and especially African American boys, are disciplined more often and receive more out-of-school suspensions and expulsions than White students. Perhaps more alarming is the 2010 finding that over 70% of the students involved … Continue reading »

Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated