Hoping someone here may have some ideas. A new student entered my class and is just one of the angriest young boys you ever did meet. He walks in with a scowl, snatches papers out of my hand and hates everything, even when we have done fun games that everyone else enjoys. He's black and not long after being in my class he began crying racism at every turn. (I'm a white male) I try so hard to treat everyone the same and probably over compensate by treating my white students a little tougher just to help curb any claims of racism. This is so ridiculous that I can't even believe I'm posting about it. None of my other students prior to him being in the class ever cried racism, but now they have jumped on the bandwagon too. Has anyone else dealt with this? I teach in a juv. detention center. The class makeup is about 75 percent black. I've tried to use reason and logic to no avail. That doesn't work, after all, the racist claims are not based on anything approaching logic anyway. For example, I've punished two students recently, one white and one black, exactly the same and still been called a racist. So, I think I'm going to just tell them on Monday that the race card days are over. I'm not entertaining any more bogus claims of racism and I will begin issuing warnings for every cry of racism just as if it were a class disruption, since that's what it is anyway. Any ideas on this one?