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Quotes: Defiance Or ADHD? Depends What Color The Kid Is

Quotes2White kids tend to get viewed as having ADHD, or having some sort of behavioral problem. Black kids are viewed as being unruly and unwilling to learn.

-- David Ramey, an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Penn State, quoted in Daily Beast via Vox (How schools push black students to the criminal justice system)

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But this observation directly conflicts with a frequent claims that black kids are disproportionately identified with disabilities such as ADHD. Now we're saying that black kids are branded as unruly and unwilling to learn when they SHOULD be identified with disabilities such as ADHD. So which is it?

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