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New data from the Department Of Education reveals that one out of five Black male students and just over one in 10 black female students face more suspensions and expulsions in public schools than their white counterparts, reports the New York Times. In a review of the numbers received from the Civil Rights Data Collection study, 72,000 schools over 7,000 districts were tallied.

Of the schools that were sampled, Black students only made up 18 percent of those enrolled. The ranges of grades recorded were kindergarten through high school, accounting for 85 percent of the nation’s public school student body. However, Black students who were suspended once rang in at 35 percent. Repeat offenders were measured at a mark of 45 percent. At the core of the collected data is the Department of Education’s desire to see the intersection between civil rights and education.