Study: For Behavioral Problems, Black Students See Cops, Whites See Docs
A new study shows that behavioral problems at school lead to criminalization for black students, and medicalization for white students.
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A study in the latest issue of Sociology of Education found what many parents already know: When black students exhibit behavioral problems at school, administrators are more likely to call the police than to secure medical interventions. In fact, the study found that the more black students who attend a school, the more likely the people in charge are to call the police, rather than a doctor. It also revealed that schools with larger populations of black students have overall higher suspension rates, while their whiter counterparts had more kids enrolled in special needs programs. Schools with large Hispanic populations were less likely to call the either the police or a doctor.
The hyper-criminalization of black children, and the utter neglect of Hispanic children.
This especially hits home because I’ve actually experienced this. Won’t go into details, but the school-to-prison pipeline is real for black kids and black schools.