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The New Racial Disparity in Special Education

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The new racial disparity in special education

Racial disparity in special education is growing, and it’s more complex than previously thought. New research from Michigan State University examined how often black and Hispanic students are…

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Too Much Classroom Help May Hurt Urban Black Males

Friday, August 19, 2016
classroom

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a…

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Black Men with Black Names Live Longer

Monday, March 28, 2016

Black men with historically distinctive black names such as Elijah and Moses lived a year longer, on average, than other black men, according to new research examining 3…

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Police View Blacks as ‘Suspects First, Civilians Second’

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Jennifer Cobbina and Baker Hall

Most of the Ferguson protestors believed police view black people as worthless thugs and white people as innocent and superior – perceptions that, true or not, affect police-community…

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Schools Failing to Address Biased Student Discipline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
blurry school hallway

School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students — in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the…

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