New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that in 2013, 7.8 percent of Black students ages 12 to 18 reported that they were targeted with hate speech during the school year. For Whites, 5.3 percent said they were the target of hate speech.
The good news is that the percentage of students who were targets of hate speech was down significantly. A year earlier in 2012, 10.7 percent of Black students said they were subjected to hate speech. In 2005, the percentage was 15.1 percent.
In 2013, 26.3 percent of Black students ages 12 to 18 said they saw hate-related graffiti at school. But here too, hate-related graffiti appears to be on the decline. In 2005, 38 percent of Black students said they saw hate-related graffiti at their school.
The full report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014, may be downloaded by clicking here.