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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Bloomberg's Stop And Frisk Policy Caused A Negative Educational Effect on Black Males
Chalkbeat has an article on a study that showed that "Stop and Frisk" under Mayor Michael Bloomberg resulted in a rise in Black male dropout rates. The study was for the years 2008 to 2012, when Michael Bloomberg was Mayor and concentrated on middle school students.
The study showed that Black male middle school absences increased by 1..4% in communities where police pushed "stop and frisk" policies. Moreover, Black high school graduation rates were 1,8% lower in communities where "stop and frisk" were pushed.
One good result was that communities that had a "stop and frisk" policy had lower disciplinary problems in school. However, the policy made Black male students feel less safe going and leaving school for their homes. Moreover, "stop and frisk" seemed to have no effect on felony crime. Read the article Here.