Read the case "Fairness in Punishment". Discuss the Decatur School Board's decision to adopt a "no tolerance on school violence" in terms of fairness. How did implicit attitudes, perhaps, influence the school board's decision to punish such a disproportionate number of African-American students?
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The Decatur School Board's suspended six Eisenhower students for fighting during a game. Even though nobody was seriously injured, the fighting made half of the spectators scattered. The controversial action was that the Decatur School Board suspended, for two years, the six students involved in the fight, all of whom were African Americans. All members of the Decatur School ...
Decatur School Board's severe punishment is discussed step-by-step in this solution. The response also has the sources used.