Racial Gaps in School Discipline Linked to Level of Implicit Racial Bias Among Local Population

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According to a new report by psychologists at Princeton University in New Jersey, there is a correlation between counties where the population has demonstrated a high-level of racial bias and large racial gaps in school discipline rates. For their study, the researchers used data from the U.S. Department of Education on the rates of disciplinary actions broken down by race on 32 million students at nearly 96,000 schools.  The research used school discipline data on in-school school arrests, expulsions, law enforcement referrals, and in-school and out-of-school suspensions. The results s...

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