Black kids are way more likely to be punished in school than white kids, study finds
Disparity in suspension rates among black male students compared to all students is greatest in kindergarten through the 3rd grade.
Suspensions of African-American students occur at rates three to four times higher than the state average for all students.
Source: Brookings Institute
White middle-class parents, exercising white privilege, often intervene on behalf of their children, making school authorities reluctant to discipline them harshly.
Source: New York Times
A recent Yale Child Study Center identified implicit racial bias among early educators as a likely source of the disproportionate punishment received by black boys.
Source: American Progress
Kids who are suspended or expelled from school are more likely to drop out, and those dropouts are more likely to end up with criminal records.