College Racism Is Making Black Students Sick, New Study Finds. The psychological effects of racism on black college students at prestigious universities is “one of the most urgent concerns in education today,” according to new research of high-achieving students at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, the Tennessean reported Thursday.
The research focuses on the academic experiences of students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM. Students of color, particularly African-Americans, told researchers they experienced panic attacks, seizures, hospitalization and hair loss because of race-related stressors. But when they attempted to report incidents of racism to school officials, some were told to “suck it up and survive,” said Ebony McGee, a co-author of the study and assistant professor of diversity and urban schooling at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Being told to just deal with it “is a consistent message that black students hear," McGee said, according to the Tennessean.
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Marshall v. Georgia - Encyclopedia of Special Education - Reschly. School House Shock: Bias Against Blacks Often Starts in the Classroom. After riots erupted across Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, the unrest in Charm City was quickly compared to the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri.
After all, both events were precipitated by alleged police violence against unarmed young men. However, when the officers charged in Gray’s death were arrested and their mug shots released, people quickly realized Baltimore was not Ferguson. Unlike Ferguson, Baltimore boasts a black mayor, a black police commissioner, a black state’s attorney, and a sizable black presence in law enforcement. Although Ferguson’s police department is just 5.6 percent black, African Americans make up approximately 44 percent of Baltimore’s ranks, and half of the officers charged in Gray’s death are black.
The hidden racism of young white Americans. The University of Oklahoma closed the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity earlier this month after a video surfaced of students singing racist epithets.
Photo by Heide Brandes/Reuters Recently, chilling videos surfaced online of young University of Oklahoma students, members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, reciting a racially-charged chant. The story appeared surprising for numerous reasons. How Racism on College Campuses—From Microaggresssions to Limited Diversity—Affects Black Students' Mental Health. Amid a surge in student-led protests around the country, many colleges have been struggling to make their campuses more accommodating for minorities.
Last semester, student-activist groups nationwide issued demands to their universities seeking everything from mandatory sensitivity-and-racial-bias training to the development of safe spaces on campus for people of color. During a protest at Princeton last semester, students confronted university President Christopher Eisgruber , explaining the emotional reasons behind their demand that the school remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from university buildings.
Discrimination Against Children of Color Begins in Preschool, Says New Study. (Photo via Shutterstock)The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released on March 21 by the Education Department’s civil rights arm.
Turns out, black students are more likely than other racial groups to be suspended from U.S. public schools, even as preschoolers. African-American children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation’s districts with preschools reported suspending at least one preschool child. Yes, Schools Do Discriminate Against Students Of Color. A so-called school-to-prison pipeline flows from school discipline that lands disproportionately on students with disabilities and students of color, according to a set of reports by 26 experts released on Thursday.
African-American students and students with disabilities are suspended at “hugely disproportionate rates compared to white students,” said a report by the Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative, which includes experts from fields such as advocacy, policy, social science and law. Latino students, girls of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students also were disproportionately suspended — a punishment the report said increases dropout risks and helps push troubled students out of classrooms and into the justice system.