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McKeeLetter to the Editor

By Clarence V. McKee, president, McKee Communications

Last week: We recently learned that in Broward County Blacks sentenced for felony drug possession received sentences 65 percent longer than whites — 40 percent longer for burglary, 39 percent longer for battery, and 15 percent longer for robbery. Now a Sun Sentinel analysis shows that in 2015, Broward’s Black students were suspended at about 3.4 times the rate of white students, up from about 2.3 times in 2010. The rate for white students went from over 10,200 in 2010 down to 3,870 in 2015. If the criminal justice and education systems are any example, Broward does not appear to be color blind.

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