Black Students in L.A. Suspended at Higher Than Average Rates

African American students in Los Angeles are being suspended at a proportionally higher rate than in the nation's other largest school systems.

By Jorge Rivas Mar 07, 2012

Several studies have found black students are suspended more often and for smaller infractions across the country but new data released by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday shows Los Angeles’ black students are getting it the worse.