Even more of a surprise was the penalty after her family disputed the role she was accused of playing in the vandalism and said it could not pay about $100 in restitution.
Edward Perkey, the father of Mikia's friend, said that both girls were guilty of vandalism and that race had nothing to do with their disparate treatment. "They were caught red-handed," he said in a telephone interview.
Mr. Perkey said paying restitution seemed to have been the reason that his daughter had avoided further discipline. He said school officials had told him, "Take care of the damages, pay for the damaged shoes, and we'll move on past this."
There it is right in the article. The white girls parents paid and the school moved on with them. Racism had nothing to do with it. All the baggage laid on the black girl was because of her family which was to stupid to simply say, yeah she was part of it. But nooooo they had to cry racism and probably dared whitey to do something about it, which they did.
It's funny that there's an article about disproportionate discipline amongst race when the excessive discipline is self inflicted.