FROM Walter Gilliam
Racial profiling of preschoolers? Civil rights leaders complain about people arrested for “driving while black.” Now, there’s a disturbing new study of being black -- while going to pre-school. Photo: US Army It may surprise you that almost 7000 American children are suspended, or even expelled, every year from pre-schools. It turn out that black kids are three and a half times more likely to suffer than fate than white kids. Walter Gilliam is Professor of Psychology at Yale University , who turned his attention from the kids to their teachers. Special thanks to Tena Rubio for production assistance.
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