Tag Archives: Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

Not So FAB: Black Students Face Harsher Punishments in School

8 Mar

From The Associated Press:

Washington, DC (March 6, 2012) — More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Education Department that raises questions about whether students of all races are disciplined evenhandedly in America’s schools.

 Black students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled, according to an early snapshot of the report released to reporters. The findings come from a national collection of civil rights data from 2009-10 of more than 72,000 schools serving 85 percent of the nation.

The Education Department said it would release more details Tuesday.

“The sad fact is that minority students across America face much harsher discipline than non-minorities, even within the same school,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters.

Duncan said some school officials might not have been aware of inconsistencies in how they handle discipline, and he hoped the report would be an eye-opener.

According to the report, 42 percent of the referrals to law enforcement involve black students and 29 percent involved Hispanics, while 35 percent of students involved in school-related arrests were black and 37 percent were Hispanic.

Black students made up 18 percent of the students in the sample, but they were 35 percent of students suspended once and 39 percent of students expelled, the report said.

What do you think of these statistics? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

FAB, Girl! or Girl, Bye!?: Jessica White

5 Mar

Jessica White is a model. She’s beautiful. In this photo, she is showing Angie Jolie how a natural but fierce pose is supposed to look.

Jessica is who Tyra Banks used to be before she decided to run off and do that show that teaches young women from middle America to smile with their eyes. (What else is that show supposed to do?)

Anyway, Miss White decided to cover her model assets in this castoff from Mrs. Roper dress. I love flowy things but this could fit the the old AND new members of Destiny’s Child under it. What do you think, FAB ones?

FAB Woman Making History: Dyci Manns

8 Feb

Photo from Model26.org.

Meet Dyci Manns.

This FAB young woman is helping underpriviledged kids around the world gain access to one thing most of us take for granted: an education.

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