Media Admits Obama is Pushing for Race-Based Discipline Programs in Public Schools

January 14, 2014

The Obama administration is telling public schools not to discipline blacks for bad behavior unless they have also disciplined white students in the same proportion. In other words, a large amount of blacks who commit offenses will be given a free pass.
The Obama administration is telling public schools not to discipline blacks for bad behavior unless they have also disciplined white students in the same proportion. In other words, a large amount of blacks who commit offenses will be given a free pass.

Once again, this website was way ahead of the curve. A year and a half ago we told you that Obama was pushing public schools to adopt race based discipline. Now, almost a year and a half later, it is mainstream news. 

For years, in some cases decades, public schools around the country have given special treatment to blacks who misbehave. In order to balance out discipline stats along racial lines, black students typically have to misbehave worse than a white student to get the same punishment. This is not supposed to happen, but it routinely does. This website is one of the few outlets that has actually been discussing it.

In the past few years, Washington DC, and some other districts have begun OPENLY practicing race based discipline already. Barack Obama called for race based discipline in his African American Education Initiative in 2012. This was ignored by the “mainstream” media. What this means is large numbers of black students will get a free pass when the misbehave in school. This will embolden them to commit even worse offenses. Consider that blacks commit murder at nine times the white rate. They commit theft and robberies at over fifteen times the white rates. Doesn’t it stand to reason that blacks also commit offenses in school at a rate that is several times the white rate???

Over the past few days, “mainstream” media outlets has been openly stating that the policies advocated by Barack Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Attorney General Eric Holder are tantamount to full fledged racial quotas in school discipline. The mandates coming from the Obama administration dictate that black students must be punished at the same rate white students are punished, even though black students commit offenses that several times the white rate.

From Washington Times (January 8th, 2013)…

It’s part of a larger effort — backed by teachers unions, civil rights advocacy groups and other organizations — to combat the “school-to-prison pipeline,” in which minority students are disproportionately kicked out of school and subsequently end up in the criminal justice system.

But within its guidance, most of which is not controversial and merely reinforces existing nondiscrimination laws, the administration also declares that schools’ disciplinary policies cannot have a “disparate impact” on one particular group.

In plain terms, it means district rules, guidelines and enforcement cannot result in the punishment of more black students than white students for the same offense, for example.

With that in mind, school leaders surely will keep a close eye on whether the same number of children from given racial groups are disciplined in equal number and equal measure for the same behavior.

“You have to make certain that your school discipline cases match those percentages. If you don’t, you’ll have the feds on your doorstep,” said Joshua Dunn, a political science professor at the University of Colorado and director of the university’s Center for Legal Studies. “If they actually do enforce these guidelines, there will be unintended consequences. This creates some rather destructive incentives. I don’t think there’s any way around that.”

Chief among those negative incentives, Mr. Dunn said, will be that teachers, principals and other school personnel may hesitate to punish a minority student for a particular offense out of fear that they will appear prejudiced or that their actions will result in disproportionate effects on one racial group.

Taken to the extreme, such a scenario could lead to even bigger problems, some specialists say.

“Eventually, you’ll have disorder in schools. … They either suspend white students for relatively trivial things or they don’t punish black students for behavior that is really disruptive or even violent,” said Hans Bader, a senior attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “You’re effectively commanding them to have racial quotas” with respect to which students are disciplined and how often.

Most any white student, who goes to a racially diverse school, can tell you horror stories about this topic. There was even an incident in Hilliard, Ohio where white students started a petition and organized a walk out to protest their schools blatant de facto race based discipline. The school responded by announcing on the loud speakers that any white student who walked out of school would be given a very long suspension. At the time the CofCC responded by passing out about 100 copies of the abridged edition of Race, Evolution, and Behavior by Professor Philip Rushton door to door in Hilliard, Ohio. This was almost ten years ago. What goes on now at the same exact school is probably much worse today.

Column by Kyle Rogers, July 30th, 2012. Published on and also covered on this website.

Barack Obama‘s “African American Education Initiative” creates a new Federal bureaucracy. One of its goals will be to stop disciplinary action against black public school students who misbehave.

Back in 2007 I had two white female public school teachers tell me why Barack Obama was desperately needed as president. They said that black male students have no male role models. If only Obama was elected, black male students would improve their behavior and academic performance, they claimed.

In many major cities, black academic performance has actually gotten worse since Obama took office. We have also seen the dramatic nationwide rise of black teen mob violence under the Obama administration.

On July 26th Obama signed an executive order titled the “African American Education Initiative.” The order essentially gives a green light for black students to misbehave in public schools. In two places, Obama’s executive order calls on schools to reduce the number disciplinary actions taken against blacks students. The order specifically calls on schools too “not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.”

To comply, public schools would have to engage in a racial quota system of discipline. The executive order will create a new Federal bureaucracy to pressure school systems to comply with the president’s demands. The executive order makes no mention of any effort to get black students to improve behavior.

There is a reason why blacks are more likely to be disciplined in school. Black students are more likely to misbehave. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that there is a huge crime rate disparity between blacks and other racial groups.

Based on those disparities, one should expect that there would be a disparity in frequency of bad behavior between black and white school students in the public schools.

The DOJ reports that the homicide rate in the black community is nine times greater than in the white community. Between 1976 and 2005, the DOJ reported that blacks averaged 13 percent of the population, but accounted for 59 percent of felony homicide charges and 53 percent of non-felony manslaughter charges. It also might come as no surprise that 93-95 percent of black homicides victims are killed by a black perpetrator. Most of the rest are killed by a Latino perpetrator.

In reality, blacks are already less likely to be suspended for bad behavior than whites. Often, white teachers and administrators are afraid to discipline black students for fear of being called “racists.” Even some black school officials are afraid of being labeled a “sell-out” by black students.

The executive order also states that black students “lack equal access” to education. This statement, by the White House, is outrageous and easily disproved. Across the nation, majority black public schools routinely receive more funding per pupil than majority white public schools.

Washington DC is the perfect example. It has the highest average per pupil funding of any public schools in the nation. It also has the blackest public schools in the nation. Yet, this over-funding of black students yields no results in terms of academic improvement. DC public schools are widely touted as the worst performing schools in the entire industrialized world.

If DC was a state, it would be the state with the highest average per pupil expenditure and the lowest average performance. More money does not equal better test scores.

Missouri leads the nation in its black/white state funding gap. The state has spent billions of dollars in a failed effort to improve the academic performance of black students. Majority black schools in St. Louis and Kansas City have Olympic sized swimming pools, lavish theater and music departments, and state of the art computer labs. Per pupil spending is over double that of poor majority white public schools in the Ozark Mountain region of Missouri.

Once again, we see that the over-funding of black students yields no benefits. The very poor white students in the Ozarks have none of the lavish amenities enjoyed by the black students. However, the poor whites in the Ozarks outperform the better funded black students in the big cities.

Ohio has some pretty outrageous examples. Cincinnati’s majority black public schools are lavished with state funding that far exceeds what goes to schools with a poor white student body. Yet last February, the state launched a program to give Cincinnati schools even more money to pay students not to drop out.

In Chicago, majority black public schools have so much extra money they are hiring speakers from militant Black Power groups to give “motivational speeches.” (see video)

The reality is that there is a massive transfer of wealth from white taxpayers to black public school students. Obama’s blatantly false claims are an insult to all white people who pay taxes.

Obama’s excuse making will only continue to make things worse.