(Mods, if this is too close to being political or it gets too charged PLEASE delete/close the thread - I don't want to cause problems, I just want to vent for a second.) I'm doing a data analysis of mock discipline data for this class. And like... I know there's a well researched trend in education about office referrals and discipline: black students are more likely to be sent to the office or suspended, and black male students even more so. But seeing this data, even though it's not real, is just making me so mad and frustrated that this is still a problem. The research I've found so far is from 1997, and it says the same thing. This has been a problem in education for at least 20 years and it's just frustrating that it's not really getting better. I don't even know what COULD be done about it, and that's even more frustrating, because I do find myself reacting more strongly(?) to certain students even though I know I'm sometimes being unfair or biased, or I notice behaviors from those students more often than the same behaviors from other students. I try to be really aware of how I respond to behaviors to treat students equally, but it doesn't always play out that way if one student is "generally good" or "funnier" than another. Anyway. I just needed to vent because this is something that bothers me a lot and the mock data I'm looking at just made it more real right now.