Shane
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Shane asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 5 years ago

Why are racial quotas for public school punishments a great idea? Obama loves it!?

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  • 5 years ago
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    So I suppose to make things equal we should suspend the Chinese kid for studying too hard and only discipline a black student after his third assault.

  • 5 years ago

    Use of the term "quotas" is misguided. Quotas imply there is a set amount to reach, what is actually happening is the Obama administration requested more equitable rates of punishment among races. Whether or not this is a good idea or even plausible is neither here nor there, the conclusion that this policy is tantamount to racial quotas is, to me, incorrect.

    That said, the phenomenon is worth investigating I think. Black students are disciplined more than white students in schools all across the country. This is similar to the racial gap in prisons. USA Today did an analysis of 1,582 police departments across the country and found nearly all of them arrest blacks at significantly higher rates than whites. While that doesn't mean they are discriminating necessarily, I think it's worth investigating.

    Link to the USA Today article, a fairly interesting read (whatever your political persuasion). They make no definitive conclusions.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/11/...

    • Shane
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      5 years agoReport

      There are more black males in prison and who get suspended and expelled because they break the rules and the laws more than white and Asian males do. Fact.

  • Shane
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    5 years ago

    Under the Obama administration, both the Department of Education and the Department of Justice have been leaning on public schools around the country to reduce what they call the "disproportionate" numbers of black male students who are punished for various offenses in schools.

    Under an implicit threat of losing their federal subsidies, the Minneapolis Public Schools have agreed to reduce the disparity in punishment of black students by 25 percent by the end of this school year, and then by 50 percent, 75 percent and finally 100 percent in each of the following years. In other words, there are now racial quota limits for punishment in the Minneapolis schools.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    This is an unsourced opinion column, not a great article. A great article would have evidence for his claims.

    What Sowell is ignoring is that we have ample evidence that black students are getting more severely punished for the exact same offenses that white students commit and receive a far less severe punishment for. Nowhere does it say that black students who are violent shouldn't be punished. What it says is that they should be punished the same way that white students are punished for the same infractions.

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  • 5 years ago

    False police reports taint and undermine civilized society.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    It's racism if a kid is punished or not based on the color of his/her skin.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    They're not.

  • 5 years ago

    Sure, and what else are you going to make up about Obama?

    • Shane
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      5 years agoReport

      Dude this is a true story. Obama, AG Holder, and the secretary of Ed all approve of decreasing punishments for black students. You won't hear about this on MSNBC though!

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