Education is a determinant of health, yet there remain racial inequities in the education and health of Black youth. School policing and discipline is linked to decreased learning time, which contributes to or leads to illiteracy and poor educational quality and health. These health-related factors may influence decisions Black students make about whether to attend college.
Collin Perryman, MFHD, MEd, will guide this discussion using the Racial Battle Fatigue theory, which critically explains racism-related health outcomes borne from educational environments. The session will examine the current state of the academic literature on school policing and discipline against Black students, as well as their cognitive and mental health outcomes.