Too Many Black Students Suspended Leads Oakland Schools to Stop Punishment

Board members of California’s Oakland Unified School District unanimously voted on Wednesday to cease suspending students for what they call “willful defiance.” Those behaviors can include swearing/yelling at teachers, refusing direct orders, texting, and storming out of class, to name a few.

The reason? Concern that too many black students are being suspended for willful defiance.

One sophomore student, Dan’enicole Williams, told the San Francisco Gate, “They never take time out, if someone is sleeping in class, to ask what’s wrong. They may be acting that way because they didn’t eat the night before.”

  • db

    This is shear insanity. This will only push these kids further down the path to prison, gangs or ultimately death.
    This will do just as much good as when they changed South Central to South Los Angeles. Really effective. Morons.

    • The real solution is quite simple.

      The students should come to school with a desire to learn.

      If that were the case, there would be no problem.

      All the other excuses are leftist mumbo jumbo.

      • DVult

        Electric cattle prods are quite effective when someone is sleeping.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Oakland still has a school district?
    They have been decertified so many times that I have lost count.
    Yea, do whatever you want Oakland, we stopped paying attention years ago.

    • WalterBannon

      NO, it only has indoctrination day care centers, like all of America

  • passerby1969

    Hmmm…..the real question is….what plan does the Oakland school district have for students who are suspended? Do they simply stay home and play video games? That’s not much of a deterrent nor are they learning anything about different positive behaviours.

    When I was in Southern California, I met students who had to come in on weekends to help clean their school and do maintenance. I consider that a much more worthwhile punishment than a day off from school.

    BTW, Ontario’s Liberals (and Conservatives) have never come up with an alternative plan for suspended students. I think each school board should set up a well supervised area where suspended students go for a couple of days to get counselling and then simply sit and work on school work in study carrels.

    I can tell you that there is tremendous heat on principals not to suspend students here as the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario found too many black kids were being suspended here, as well.

  • Sean

    Maybe is Shaquanda didn’t spend her EBT money on her new iphone she’d afford to feed the kids.

    • BillyHW

      Silly Sean, the gubmit gave Shaquanda her phone for free, and it’s also paying for her data plan.

      • Sean

        My mistake. I denounce myself.

  • bob e

    “did not eat the night before” .. mebbe smoked too much crack the night befo’
    the people are full of it ..

  • ed

    you can`t polish a turd !

    • no4

      but you can roll it in glitter and call it a rapper

  • mauser 98

    …….Holder said it first

    “Holder’s Department of Justice as well as the Department of Education
    have sent a letter to public schools that tell them to stop punishing
    students if they are of a minority race.”

    • DMB

      If Obama had a son! lol

  • Ed

    If you say Blacks are less intelligent the left will destroy you. But if you want to know who the true racists are, look at how the left treats Blacks. Like incompetent children. Next they’ll plant banana trees in these classrooms. It’s disgusting.

    • ed

      Darwin classed the negro as a separate sub-species ,yet to evolve from the stone age , a race of people will not be considered civilized till they produce a written language and mathematical system of their own . Africa has yet to invent either .DNA test results in feb 2015 shows northern European man has micro traces of nethanderal DNA showing interbreeding with modern man ,nethanderal man only evolved in Europe. negro DNA carries no trace of nethanderal man .proving modern white man did not ! come out of Africa . [ DNA cannot be disproved ] ed

      • DVult

        Maybe they came out of Africa then interbred with Neanderthal man.

        • tom_billesley

          Neanderthals were racist, so the blacks stayed behind?

          • DVult

            There is an advantage to white skin at higher latitudes and dark skin at lower latitudes. This is because the darker the skin the more protection there is against uv damage to the skin and the lighter the skin the more vitamin D is produced. At higher latitudes where there is less sunlight there is less need for protection against uv damage and darker skinned people block too much sunlight to produce adequate amounts of vitamin D. For peoples who have been at the same location for long enough, their skin colour reflects the latitude. The Hottentots of South Africa for example have an intermediate skin colour between the Zulus who came from closer to the equator and the Africaans who came from farther away from the equator. White skin colour was selected for in northern Europe due to the relative lack of sunlight. Whether it correlates with other characteristics is another story. (Maybe the smart ones survived the more difficult conditions during the ice ages in Northern Europe for example.)

  • How do the parents feel about this?

    I imagine with so many students being suspended, the classes are more manageable and someone is actually learning something.

  • Victor Brimmerte

    Just don’t call it apartheid. ARART-HEID; apart (culturally) whilst together (physically). That lone dot of civilization on an otherwise savage continent understood what USA has yet to figure out. EITHER let them live as the savages they are, whilst protecting yourself from them, OR imprison some 75% of them, off and on.

    Pick one.

    Or just squeal maledictions at anyone who points that out. The candy-ass Cons helped the West’s Marxists kill SA, as they continue to work in harmony to transition their own homelands to 3rd world losers.

    See, reality doesn’t give a shit how much you hate it. You can’t escape its grasp.

  • Allan

    There is not enough money in the world to entice me to teach in one of their schools with rules like this. The inmates are running the asylum. I can forcast teachers resigning in droves. Hope so.

  • Edubeat

    One Peel region high school has 1 principal, 4 vice principals and a retired VP to oversee its school population. The majority of schools have 2 or 3 vps at most. Need I continue as to its melanin