From Occam’s Razor to “Occam’s Racist”: NYT Dumbfounded by Higher Suspension Rate of Black Students

Steve Sailer
VDARE
August 25, 2015

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Who could have guessed?

Breaking news in the New York Times:

Analysis Finds Higher Expulsion Rates for Black Students

By MOTOKO RICH AUG. 24, 2015

With the Obama administration focused on reducing the number of suspensions, expulsions and arrests in public schools, a new analysis of federal data identifies districts in 13 Southern states where black students are suspended or expelled at rates overwhelmingly higher than white children.

The analysis, which will be formally released Tuesday by the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, focused on states where more than half of all the suspensions and expulsions of black students nationwide occurred. While black students represented just under a quarter of public school students in these states, they made up nearly half of all suspensions and expulsions.

In some districts, the gaps were even more striking: in 132 Southern school districts, for example, black students were suspended at rates five times their representation in the student population, or higher.

Nationwide, according to the 2011 Obama Administration study “Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008,” blacks were almost eight times more likely to be homicide offenders.

But, of course, noticing patterns and looking for simple explanations runs afoul of that dominant rule of 21st Century thought: Occam’s Racist.

In recent years, civil rights groups such as the Advancement Project and legal advocacy organizations including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. and Texas Appleseed have focused on reducing arrests and other severe disciplinary actions in schools.

Last year, the Obama administration issued guidelines advising schools to create more positive climates, set clear expectations and consequences for students, and ensure equity in discipline.

Still, “I am actually shocked that there is not more outrage,” said Shaun R. Harper, associate professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania and the executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education who was a co-author of the analysis. …

Blacks were suspended or expelled at rates higher than their representation in the student body in every one of the 13 states analyzed.

And that consistency proves that this has to be caused solely by white racism! What else could it be?

“We want policy makers, parents and everybody to understand that any degree of disproportionality is in need of redress and response,” Mr. Harper said. The analysis did not look at suspension or expulsion rates for other racial minorities.

What with the high cost of computing these days, who can afford the computer CPU cycles needed to add rows to your Excel spreadsheet to show how often Asian students get suspended?

… In addition to missing out on in-school learning time, students who are expelled or suspended are more likely to have later contact with the juvenile justice system than similar students who are not removed from school, studies have shown.

Some school districts have already begun to shift their policies to focus more on using counseling and trying to prevent or redefine problem behavior in the first place.

Mr. Harper said that education schools should focus more on raising awareness about racial disparities and prepare teachers to cope with tense situations without harsh discipline.

“This is at least partly attributed to people having these racist assumptions about black kids,” Mr. Harper said. “We argue that too little happens in schools of education to raise consciousness about that.”

Let me just quote the last line of the article again:

“We argue that too little happens in schools of education to raise consciousness about that.”

The last 60 years didn’t happen.

26 comments

  1. Oh boo hoo, it says “in addition to missing out on in-school learning time”. Poor little black chillrens just trying to do their lessons and some old white person loses control of their hate factor and starts suspending them like flies. THAT’S why we still need groups like the naacp and the splc people. It’s like a section 8 shoah!

  2. Meanwhile back at the ranch Tony Abbott our illustrious Prime Minister has been doing his annual gad about suck up to our White man’s burden, the so called indigenous Australian’s our boongs. (Our government in it’s wisdom is trying to improve the educational prospects of the race with the lowest IQ’s of any on the planet).
    This is a rundown of what occurs when this gabfest come suck up/brown tonguing comes around. It’s the cargo cult mentality. There is a check list and it goes summink like thus: “Right kids the Prime Minister is on his way.” Check.
    “Have we the supplies? Check. Can we scrub these little urchins up. Check yes we can.
    Soap? Check, lots of it. Disinfectant? Check truck loads of it. Flea and Lice eradication in place? Check. Bed bugs, scabies dealt with? Combs? Hair cuts en masse? Check. Clean underpants and nappies? Check. Kilo’s of laundry detergent? Check. Functional washing machines? Check (we trucked in 5 Maytags). Are the token kids ready and corralled? Check. Are they all compliant? Check. No recidivist truants in the mob? Check. Can they all count to at least 10? Well err we have done our best. OK check. How about reading..? err well…OK check. Teeth clean? Check. Scrubbed? Check. Brand new uniforms in bright rainbow colours? Check. Abo flag flying high? Check.
    Abandoned cars, old White goods and rotting food, general trash removed? Check.
    Litter general rubbish, dead dog corpses removed? Check.
    Rubbish tips along with buzzing flies relocated? Check.
    Two reasonably literate and numerate teachers to year 6 level primed and ready? (as much as feasible in this remote outpost) Check.
    Plenty of vegetables and steak for the PM who loves to gorge himself on steak? Check.
    Roads bull dozed and levelled? Check.
    PM’s residence dolled up. De liced, de fleed. Check. Clean linen? Stocked bar fridge…Check.
    And above all else petrol under lock and key along with the speed and grog? Check!
    No taxpayers expense spared on this futile PR exercise Sir!

  3. In other words, blacks are acting even worse than they did when I was in school. I didn’t think that was possible.

    • It’s worse everyday day I’m sure. More niggers has never improved any situation in the history of the world.

      • You got that right. Not even with the cotton fields situation, considering what we’ve ended up with now.

        • That was some jew bullshit too. They knew the slavery model would only be profitable for so long but hey, fuck it, let’s make few shekels while things are good and when the bottomn falls out on to the next thing. Let the goy worry about all hordes of shit skins who just become officialy worthless. That’s the jew way. Locusts.

  4. Dennis Middleton

    It’s almost like these black kids were doing stuff the other kids weren’t doing. The Jew York Times is shocked, SHOCKED, black kids get suspended more. Have they never been to an ‘urban’ junior high? It looks like a fucking prison yard. These people are so slanted they’re dangerous to our children who do obey the rules. I know it, you know it, they know it. My daughter starts at a private school in the fall. If you love your kids, avoid public schools at all cost. There are no consequences for bad behavior nor safety for you kids.

  5. This just in! Saw it on Augusta Ga. 10 o’clock news..3rd grade dindu shooting up school..They wonder why they are getting suspended, wheww. No morals, supervision. or upbringing anything remotely resembling Whites, that’s why they run wild..Is it any wonder these sub 70 iq can’t figure this out? You might as well expect them to understand quantum physics, working for a living or proper sanitation. On a side note, know why niggles hate aspirin? It’s White, it works, and ya have to pick cotton to get to it..( I went to school here in sc with a 54 percent black to white ratio, so I know exactly why they are suspended more. Cause we “races”..yea, whatever)

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  6. University of Pennsylvania is another totally jewed Ivy league Jewniversity. One need only look at the millions of dollars in endowments by jews to the school.

    I’d be curious to see what the black on black crime stats were in America during slavery as compared to that of Africa. Tell us Mr. Harper, what can we conclude form that data?

  7. When you watch videos taken from these so called “classrooms” full of niggers, it’s mass chaos. They get up and roam around, go out in the hall etc. all while class is happening. The teacher usually just looks shell shocked and is hoping to get through the day alive. Recently the local Dallas TV station was doing a story on how thrilling it was that 1500 new teachers were doing their orientation before the school year started. I looked at those 1500 new hires and thought, ‘You idiots. You do realize that means that 1500 people quit this year right?’ It is literally a zoo.

    • TRUE Story: A friend of mine is a white teacher in a just about all black school. She had to spend an entire day standing in front of the door of her class just so one child couldn’t get out. That was the suggestion of her black supervisor! WTF!

        • Check out the high school in Kansas that a judge ordered the black teachers could have ANYTHING they needed. The story was on the news some years back. They spent a billion dollars for a new state of the art facility. Indoor pools, indoor track, the works! What do you think happened to the grades? They went down! The black teachers then blamed the whites for not helping them and just throwing money at them. In other words, the blacks were full of shit and were not capable of fixing the problem as it was more excuses than actual problems! Con artists that robbed white taxpayers.

          My friends wife, who was very intelligent, went all through college to be a teacher. When it came time to do her student teaching in a local city school, she dropped out after two weeks with the little black animals! The happy ending is that she is a stay at home mother of SIX white children, who are now great students! Of course her husband is also very smart (engineer) so they can afford it. Like an act of God : )

    • Yeah, it’s a big farce. Little tar babies genuinely want to learn about the pilgrims from fat white lib chicks and giving them you week suspension for diddling the other special ed kids in their see spot run class is why they are going to prison in a few years . Anything but just saying blacks can’t do it. They simply can’t function in white people society. Not even if they tried.

  8. “This is at least partly attributed to people having these racist assumptions about black kids,” Mr. Harper said.

    I don’t make assumptions about niggers but observe them. Here in Leicester UK they congregate around the entrance to McDonalds. They form a noisy gaggle making access to the “restaurant” a difficult and unpleasant experience. They seem utterly oblivious to the annoyance they cause until they are eventually shooed away by a member of staff. I see very few actually working which is obviously due to racism rather than the disgraceful idea that they make poor employees due to low IQ etc.

  9. “This is at least partly attributed to people having these racist assumptions about black kids,” Mr. Harper said.

    I don’t make assumptions about niggers but observe them. Here in Leicester UK they congregate around the entrance to McDonalds. They form a noisy gaggle making access to the “restaurant” a difficult and unpleasant experience. They seem utterly oblivious to the annoyance they cause until they are eventually shooed away by a member of staff. I see very few actually working which is obviously due to racism rather than the disgraceful idea that they make poor employees due to low IQ etc.

  10. Nature is racist, but Whites always take the heat for it.

    • Racist = winners
      antiracist = losers

      Racism, it separates the winners from the losers. Just ask the jews.

      • Yes, but it can also depend on how we are defining “winning” (i.e., winning of “what” in particular). If we go beyond materialism, where the real winning and losing is currently taking place, Jews are actually the world’s greatest and most pathetic losers. Whites, on the other hand, are the unequivocal foreordained natural champions, versus all other Earthling races, in that realm.

      • Yes, but it can also depend on how we are defining “winning” (i.e., winning of “what” in particular). If we go beyond materialism, where the real winning and losing is currently taking place, Jews are actually the world’s greatest and most pathetic losers. Whites, on the other hand, are the unequivocal foreordained natural champions, versus all other Earthling races, in that realm.

        • Jews are cheaters and hence disqualified from the contest. lol. They would never get where they are any other way. They destroy the good will between citizens of nations
          wherever they go, as they exploit it at the same time. Our ancestors had the courage to throw them out. Like taking in a dead beat friend that has burnt all their bridges. The point of the comment was that jews looking out for jews is their greatest strength as they say. Of course white Europeans are the are the real winners. Unfortunately if we lay down and let them conquer us, without resistance, we won’t be for long.

  11. We could solve this problem if we somehow linked Gary’s weather forecasting stone up to explosives

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  12. We could solve this problem if we somehow linked Gary’s weather forecasting stone up to explosives

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