Report claims that school discipline varies based on race

Report claims that school discipline varies based on race
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The New York Times has published a troubling story about a 12-year-old African-American student in Georgia who was punished for writing graffiti in her school's bathroom.

Mikia Hutchings and a friend were both accused of writing the graffiti at Dutchtown Middle School. Hutchings spent a summer under probation and completed 16 hours of community service after her family said it couldn't pay $100 in restitution. Her white friend, however, was "let go" when her parents paid the restitution, according to the Times.

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