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U.S. study finds teacher bias in discipline toward black students

 Reuters 27 April 2019

New research claims that teachers in the United States are more likely to feel troubled when a black student misbehaves for a second time than when a white student does, highlighting a bias that shows why African-American children are more often disciplined than schoolmates. In the study conducted by Stanford University researchers, students perceived as black who committed two infractions were judged by teachers to deserve more severe discipline than students seen as white. "It's not that these are racist people, it's just that we all are exposed to stereotypes in the world," said one of the researchers. In this case, the stereotype was that black students were more often seen as "troublemakers." (398 Words) - By Alex Dobuzinskis

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