Report: Minority Students Face Harsher Punishments

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ African-American or Hispanic students may be more likely to be suspended, expelled or even arrested than their white peers. What’s not clear is why. Is it discrimination, as some civil rights groups contend, or are minority students committing more infractions? Or are minority students receiving tougher punishments than whites for similar incidents? […]

Black Families Greatly Overrepresented Among U.S. Homeless

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NEW YORK – In 2010, one out of every 141 black family members stayed in a homeless shelter, a rate seven times higher than members of white families, according to “Intergenerational Disparities Experienced by Homeless Black Families,” a report released by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness. “The unfortunate fact is that black families […]