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Ahmed Mohamed Suspended for Self-Made Clock Mistaken as Bomb

African-Americans are suspended more than three times as often as white students and twice as often as Latino students, according to a 2013 study by the University of California-Los Angeles Civil Rights project. Take a look at outrageous school suspensions and arrests of students of color. – Natelege Whaley

Ahmed Mohamed
is brilliant. The 14-year-old built a clock and brought it to his high school to show his engineering teacher. Instead of being celebrated, he was arrested by Irving, Texas police because his teacher thought beeping from the clock was "suspicious" and could be a possible bomb. Mohamed was suspended from his school for three days. His father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said his son was mistreated because "his name is Mohamed and because of Sept. 11," AP reports.

(Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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