A new study has highlighted the complicated relationship between racial bias and education. Several educators have implicit biases against students of color because of their faces and behaviors, according to research recently published in the journal Contemporary Education Psychology.
Current and prospective teachers were three times more likely to view the faces of black adults as being angry, as opposed to those of white adults. Educators-in-training also viewed the behaviors of students of color as being more hostile than similar actions performed by white kids. It appears that some teachers have a hard time with learning to get past biases — with more stories of suspensions, expulsions and harsh discipline being reported involving Black students.
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