Racial Profiling and Punishment in U.S. Public Schools

On November 6, 2013 Applied Research Center (ARC) was rebranded as Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. The content on this page was published on the ARC website prior to the rebrand.
October 15, 2001

The concept of racial profiling in education policy is not new. The very premise of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was based on the realization that race is a determining factor in who receives quality education in the United States. Nearly 50 years later, education policy and practice continue to single out students of color for disparate treatment.

Racial Profiling and Punishment in U.S. Public Schools analyzes critical flaws in current education policy trends that affect students of color.To download this report in PDF format, complete the form on this page.