The Overrepresentation of African American Males in Special Education in the Southern States. Gina Dildine March 24, 2008. INTRODUCTION. Why is this topic an issue in today’s schools?. African Americans are as much as 2.5 times more likely to be diagnosed as Mentally Retarded.
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This web site is based on research focusing on the referral of African American children to special education by African American Teachers. It is a good resource for teachers to examine before referral to determine if referral is bias in any way.