Florida districts accused of punishing African-American students disproportionately

Aug. 13, 2012
5 county districts are named in a complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center

From The Pensacola News-Journal: Five county school districts in Florida have been accused of subjecting African-American students to harsher discipline than white students. In a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, the Southern Poverty Law Center contends that African-American students are disproportionately suspended, expelled and arrested for relatively minor and non-violent conduct. The complaint targets districts in Bay, Escambia, Flagler, Okaloosa and Suwanee counties.

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