Wednesday, February 18, 2015
More black schoolchildren were arrested during Fall 2014 than any other ethnicity in San Francisco’s public schools
Of the 37 students arrested from September to December 2014, 27 of them were black. Seven were Latino, three were white and one was Asian. Twenty of the arrests occurred at middle schools. Thirty-two of the students arrested were male. Blacks make up 8% of the school district’s students. Asian students, at 38%, make up the largest segment, followed Latinos at 26% and whites at 13%, according to statistics from the 2013-14 school year. This means that black students in San Francisco were 29 times as likely to be arrested as whites.