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School Racism

What's Next, Arrest in the Womb? Black Students Under Fire

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The quick-trigger suspension and expulsion of black students from schools at the drop of a dime has reached down into preschools and preconditioned far too many teachers and principals to regard black children as classroom dangers.

Education Reform Without Addressing the Race Gap Is Education Deform

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Rev. Al Sharpton

A child's life often hinges on the level and depth of education he/she receives. We must clear out the noise and bring advocates from both sides into the same room. We cannot continue to ignore the plight of our children, and we cannot continue to attack one another.

Las Vegas Teacher Allowed Students To Wear KKK Robes In Class

Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

A teacher in Las Vegas, Nev. who allowed students to wear Ku Klux Klan robes in class for a U.S. History project will not be punished, the Las Vegas S...

Community Furious After Students Hang Dark-Skinned Doll In School

Posted 01.18.2013 | Education

Minneapolis Public Schools officials say they are "deeply disturbed by an incident of racial intolerance" in which four students hung a dark-skinned b...

'White Privilege' Lesson At Wisconsin School Draws Ire

Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

A Wisconsin high school is under fire after a parent accused a diversity class of promoting a critical race theory, alleging that students are being t...

Boy Suspended For Giving Black Classmate Noose, KKK Symbols

Posted 01.03.2013 | Education

A student has been suspended from Baldwin-Woodville High School in Baldwin, Wis., for giving a small noose and KKK symbols to a classmate during an ar...

High School Students Suspended For Racist Obama Drawing

Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

Three students at Maryland's Eastern Technical High School, have been suspended after drawing a racially offensive picture involving President Barack ...

School Psychologist's Tweets About 'Black Thugs' Stir Up Firestorm in New Orleans

Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

A school psychologist in New Orleans is under fire for posting racially inflammatory comments online amid a debate about the school system's treatment...

School Suggests 'African American Attire' Is 'Animal Print'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

A letter sent home with students at Western Union Elementary School in North Carolina didn't sit well with parents. The note asked students to wear...

Student Harassed For Essay Comparing School To Modern Slavery

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

When Jada Williams, a 13-year-old student at Rochester's School No. 3, wrote an essay making comparisons between a slavemaster discouraging Frederick ...

Santaluces High School On Alert After Teens Post Racist Video

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.23.2012 | Education

On the heels of a shocking and racist YouTube post by two teens in Gainesville, Fla., an uncannily similar video has surfaced in the state that includ...

Penn. Lawsuit: White Teachers Told They're Unfit To Teach Black Students

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — Four white Philadelphia teachers filed federal race-bias lawsuits that accuse a black principal of creating a hostile work enviro...

Hit List Targeting Black Students Found At Michigan School

Posted 06.16.2011 | Education

A hit list found in a Michigan school's boys bathroom targeted eight black students and said something would happen March 29. The Times Herald repo...