Tue., September 8, 2009 5:45pm (EDT)

School Suspensions Called Unfair
By Orlando Montoya
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Updated: 5 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Aishia Groover listens to her son Jonathan reading from a book. The 9-year-old was recently suspended for taking a BB gun on a bus. (photo Orlando Montoya)
Aishia Groover listens to her son Jonathan reading from a book. The 9-year-old was recently suspended for taking a BB gun on a bus. (photo Orlando Montoya)
Savannah students went back to school this week, but how many will be suspended for coming to class late or not wearing a proper uniform?

"You've got the culture of the street and the culture of the school," says Savannah Chatham County Schools Superintendent Thomas Lockamy.

"And they're two-different cultures."

African-Americans say their sons are being disproportionately suspended because of the perception that they're dangerous.