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Rising Suspension Rates for Black Males

By Richard Whitmire — September 14, 2010 1 min read

From the Southern Poverty Law Center:

In 18 urban districts examined more closely, the average suspension rate for all students was 22.2 percent, double the average for all districts. The study found that 175 middle schools in these districts suspended more than one third of their black male students. Of those, 84 suspended more than half the black males enrolled. Schools with high rates of suspension were also found for other racial groups.

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