Racial Discrimination Resource Released by Federal Agencies

Departments of Justice and Education issue recommendations from 14 school district investigations.

The Departments of Justice and Education jointly released a document to help school districts effectively administer student discipline discriminating based on race. 

Suspensions, school-based arrests, and expulsions are last-resort tools commonly used for situations involving extreme student disruption. However, the departments’ 24-page document, titled the Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline, uses 14 investigations showing how these tools can be disproportionately used against students of color.

“Discrimination in school discipline can have devastating long-term consequences on students and their future opportunities,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “The investigations that we describe demonstrate how students may experience discrimination based on multiple facets of their identities and reflect our joint commitment to fully protect all students.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant AG Clarke as she heads the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.
  • For Secretary Cardona to seek God’s direction as he addresses possible discrimination in school discipline.

Sources: Department of Justice, Department of Education


Back to top