Black Students More Likely To Be Labeled As Trouble Makers By Teachers

US: A new study shows that teachers tend to view black students more harshly than white students even when their disruptive behavior is exactly the same.

The study by Stanford University indicates that this behavior possibly triggers a destructive cycle.

"We have shown experimentally, for the first time, that teacher responses can contribute to racial disparities in discipline," the researchers wrote in a paper describing their research, which was published online April 8 in the journal Psychological Science. "In fact, teacher responses may even help to drive racial differences in student behavior -- differential treatment by teachers, to some extent, may inspire repeated misbehavior by black students."

An earlier research has shown that young black students in American schools are expelled and suspended three times as often as white students.


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