Black Students More Likely to Face Discipline, Less Likely to Receive Treatment

Black students face harsher punishments than their peers and are less likely to receive mental health attention for their problems, according to new research.

According to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, Black students are expelled and suspended three times more often than white students.   And a new study published in the journal Sociology of Education found that school districts with large Black populations were less likely to consider offering counseling services compared to predominantly White school districts. School districts in which a large portion of the students were Black would usually report incidents to law enforcement officers-not the case in majority White school districts.

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