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How Eric Holder’s Disparate Impact Crusade Leads To Quotas

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  • How Eric Holder’s Disparate Impact Crusade Leads To Quotas

    "In a May 17 speech commemorating Brown v. Board of Education, Attorney General Holder claimed that “in too many of our school districts,” “segregation has reoccurred.” That includes, he erroneously said, “zero-tolerance school discipline practices that, while well-intentioned and aimed at promoting school safety, affect black males at a rate three times higher than their white peers.”

    But higher black suspension rates reflect higher rates of misbehavior among blacks, not zero-tolerance policies. Indeed, zero-tolerance policies suspend a slightly larger number of white students relative to black students than milder forms of discipline. Ironically, as Walter Olson notes, “zero-tolerance policies were adopted in the first place in part as a defense for administrators against disparate-impact charges” alleging racial disparities in discipline. Thus, pressuring schools to eliminate all racial disparities – as the Obama administration is doing – could actually reinforce harsh zero-tolerance policies!

    Misconduct rates are not the same for different races. A 2014 study in the Journal of Criminal Justice by criminologists like John Paul Wright found that racial disparities in student discipline result from more frequent misbehavior by blacks, not racism. The study, entitled “Prior Problem Behavior Accounts for the Racial Gap in School Suspensions,” concluded that higher black suspension rates are “completely accounted for” by students’ own behavior. Since racial disparities are caused by student conduct, getting rid of zero-tolerance will not end them."

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    Blacks also have higher rates of crime even as adults. Perhaps we should just stop arresting black guys for murder even though they commit about 50% of all murders in the US annually.

    I mean, we wouldn't want to hurt their feelings and ****.