An interesting and provocative piece appeared as a Commentary in Education Week by Nicholas Dauphine, a senior in high school in San Antonio, Texas.
Because rates of discipline have been disproportionally high for some racial groups, guidance from the US Dept. of Education and Justice is suggesting changes in ‘zero-tolerance’.
The former employees at Philadelphia-area stores claimed management set out to fire African-Americans because they didn’t fit the retailer’s “brand image.”
The Pennsylvania public school advocate group “Action United” filed the complaint after, the group said, its analysis of the plan showed that schools slated for closing disproportionately serve African-American, low income, and disabled students.
If only the filmmakers telling this story were as high-flying and ambitious as the heroic characters their movie celebrates.
Representatives of the NAACP say they are standing behind veteran officer Kerry Godbold, whom they say was passed over by the department in his bid to become a sergeant earlier this year.