Ferguson Protests: 5 Ways Research Supports Claim Of Racial Bias In US Criminal Justice System

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International Business Times

Black schoolchildren are disciplined more harshly than white students for similar offenses. Nationwide, one in five black males and more than one in 10 black females were suspended in 2009 and 2010, more than any other race, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection. Other research has shown that in a survey of 72,000 U.S. schools, black students made up only about 18 percent of those enrolled, but accounted for 35 percent of one-time suspensions and 46 percent of those suspended more than once. They also accounted for 39 percent of all expulsions, according to the Kirwan Institute.

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