Today in the “pink lady” ie the Washington Post(hole) we have a fascinating article by “who knows” concerning the high number of African Americans student expelled in DC schools. Now we all know, thanks to the movie “Waiting for Superman” (one of the most tragic documentaries I’ve ever had the misfortune to see) DC schools are butt and feet lower than any other school system in the US including LA, Mississippi, and Detroit Michigan. The school board is made up of minorities and only minorities, so is the administration, the teachers and support staff, by a vast majority. They have millions of dollars at their disposal and they can’t do any better?
So now we have the claim that a school system overwhelmingly administrated by minorities is committing bias against students who are members of that same minority group but make up the majority of the student body. So here’s my questions:
What is the white to black student ratio in DC. 1:3, 1:10, 1:15?
What are these students being suspended for?
What is the “ethnicity” of those doing the suspending?
Are non minority student behaving in the same manner and not being suspended or are they not engaging in said behavior, therefore not being suspended? According to the National center for Educational Statistics there are over 66,000 black to roughly 22,000 white children. I’m not even adding latinos, asians and american indians.
Are there white children in the classrooms of these suspended victims?
Are the suspendees being suspended for nothing more that their color/race?
I guess maybe I’m just not up on the “new” math but it seems to me that if the predominant race is being suspended more often than the minority, it is a function of math (ratios) not bias.
Beside can you call it bias if the race/ethnicity is picking their own members?
Political Correctness and circular thought make my head hurt.