(TROFIRE) – The Department of Education under the direction of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has finalized a new rule that actually rescinds an Obama-era rule that prevented schools from issuing harsher punishments to black students. DeVos and her cohorts believe that this rule is what has led to an increase in mass shootings at schools, in spite of the fact that nearly all of the shooters have been white.
Last week, the federal commission on school safety that was convened after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school, shooting back in February, uh, they finally came out with their list of recommendations on how we can reduce violence in our schools and they're finding the conclusion that they reached, I can't say finding because there's no statistics to back up their claim, but their big decision was we're going to get rid of an Obama-era rule that prevented discrimination in schools. See, here's what the Obama rule had done. They put out this rule that said that you cannot impose a stricter penalty on students of color, based on a student's religion, based on a student's gender or based on a student's sexuality. Pretty simple, right? Seemed smart and common sense and actually equal like it should be. Because at the time it turns out that black students and Hispanic students in the United States would receive far harsher punishments on average than their white counterparts.