Black Students Are Punished Less When They Have Black Teachers

Researchers from American University and the University of California – Davis have found that black students are less likely to be disciplined in school when they have black teachers. This was especially the case with black boys, who are disproportionately punished more than their white counterparts, according to the Huffington Post.

According to the study, 16 percent of black boys were disciplined when white women were their teachers. Compared to only 14 percent by black female teachers and even less by black male teachers. 

Adrian Peterson: ‘I am not a child abuser’

After being reinstated to the NFL, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement in response to child abuse allegations. 

Peterson took to his Twitter account to voice his thoughts on accusations of child abuse after images surfaced of his 4-year-old son being severely bruised after being disciplined by the star.

President Obama, Magic Johnson, NBA players respond to Donald Sterling comments


Members of the National Basketball Association spoke out Sunday in response to racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

The Clippers players staged a silent protest as they warmed up for an NBA playoff game, the players removed their warmup shirts bearing team logos. They also wore T-Shirts inside out with the logos hidden. 

Report: Spanking leads to bad behavior



New evidence shows that spanking may lead to bad behavior. Using a nationally represented sample, researchers interview 1,933 parents when their children were 3 and 5 years old.

They gathered data based on how often they spanked their children. Turns out over half of mothers and a third of fathers had spanked their kids. They then tested the children at age 9, assess aggression and rule-breaking through a series of questions.

Kiera Wilmot Speaks Out On Science Experiment Arrest, Aftermath

After making headlines across the country, Kiera Wilmot has spoken out on her harrowing ordeal.

As previously reported, an ill-advised science experiment landed Wilmot – a good student with a clean record – arrested, expelled, and facing felony charges.

After the harsh punishment sparked outrage and petitions, the charges were dropped.

Kiera describes her frightening experience, as well as the good and bad that came out of it. 

L.A. Unified School District Votes to Ban Suspensions for “Willful Defiance”

The Los Angeles Unified School board voted Tuesday to ban suspensions for “willful defiance.”

The board has directed school officials to use other disciplinary methods that don’t force students to miss valuable class time over fairly minor infractions. These suspensions disproportionately impact students of color.

Opponents of suspensions for “willful defiance” say such policies are highly subjective; students can be suspended for not turning off a cell phone, talking back, or a dress code violation.

Brooklyn Teacher Fined $10,000 For Letting 3rd Grader Hit Bully Back

A Brooklyn teacher has been fined $10,000 for encouraging one of her students to strike back against a bully.

She allegedly asked the 8 year-old bully to stand up, and then directed the victimized child to hit him.

When the bully began to cry, and she responded “Well, that’s what you get.” She also allegedly said “When you act like a dog. you get treated like a dog.

The teacher – 13 year veteran Tamu Francis – denies all of these allegations.

HS Senior Wesley Teague Suspended For Tweet Criticizing His High School’s Sports Team

By Kim Moore


Last week news had spread like wildfire about Kiera Wilmot’s expulsion, arrest and felonies for her science curiosity. Today the spotlight is on Wesley Teague.

Wesley Teague is a senior at Heights High School in Wichita, Kansas. On May 2, 2013, Wesley took to his twitter account, as many of us have done in the past, to criticize sports teams. The sports teams he criticized that day were his high schools.

“Heights U” is equivalent to WSU’s football team” – @Rolltide_Teague

This tweet resulted in Wesley’s suspension.