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The Out-of-school Suspensions of Black Students: A Racial and Social Justice Issue

Author: 
Gibson, Priscilla A., Wendy Haight and Misa Kayama

This report summarizes a study of out-of-school suspensions of black youth. Youth who were suspended, their caregivers, and educators participated in individual, semi-structured, audiotaped interviews. Participants from all groups expressed a commitment to youth education, viewed suspensions as a racial issue and described youth behaviors using language from the criminal justice system. Youth perspectives included the peer group as a context for their behavior. Caregivers described the negative impact of suspensions on the family-school relationship. Educators described system-level barriers to implementing what they considered to be better practices for responding to youth misbehaviors. Implications for addressing racial disproportionalities in out-of-school suspensions are discussed. The research on which this article is based was supported by a grant from the University Metropolitan Consortium, which is coordinated through CURA.

Journal: 
CURA Reporter
Publication date: 
2014
Publisher: 
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Sponsor: 
University Metropolitan Consortium
Pages: 
44 (2): 15-19
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CURA call number: 
Reporter 44 (2)