A new policy in the Minneapolis School District prevents school officials from suspending black, Hispanic or native American students, but suspending a white student is not a problem. The policy is part of an agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, after it was discovered that more blacks and Hispanic students are suspended than white kids. (It has also been discovered that bank robbers and rapists are sentenced to prison than notary publics)
Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, who is black, made the announcement:
“I and all of my staff will start to review all non-violent suspensions of students of color, especially black boys, to understand why they’re being suspended so we can help intervene with teachers, student leaders and help give them the targeted support they need for these students.”
So not only do minority students get an advantage over white students, but black boys will get the advantage over other minorities. Am I the only one to see the possible violation of the 14th Amendment?:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Johnson’s office released the following statement:
“Moving forward, every suspension of a black or brown student will be reviewed by the superintendent’s leadership team. The school district aims to more deeply understand the circumstances of suspensions with the goal of providing greater supports to the school, student or family in need. This team could choose to bring in additional resources for the student, family and school.”
The Minneapolis school district has only 30% white students and 70% minorities.
Courtesy of Red Statements.