Racial Disparities in Schools
Several landmark US Supreme Court cases have paved the way for educational equality in America. However, this might be the case on paper and not in practice. Brown v. Board of Education ensured that race should not be serve as a barrier to quality education for anyone. However, recent reports prove otherwise. A survey
of 50 million students across the country provides evidence that "separate but equal" still exists in schools across the country.
The report shows that minorities have the highest rate of lateness and absenteeism. This eventually leads them to drop out. With regards to punishment in schools, black students are suspended more often than their Caucasian peers. Perhaps black students and other minorities engage in certain acts because the education system limits their opportunities because of geographic location and technically because of race.