UC Santa Barbara Professor of Economics Dick Startz found that black children are twice as likely as white students to be victim to corporal punishment in schools. Corporal punishment includes acts such as hitting, spanking, or slapping as methods of discipline. In 31 states, corporal punishment is banned. Two states, Hawaii and Delaware, reported no instances of corporal punishment. Startz found that the states with the most disproportionate results were located in the Deep South, including Mississippi, Louisiana, and North Carolina. KCSB Reporter Amarica Rafanelli spoke with Professor Dick Startz to further understand the horrific trend occurring in schools across the nation. Aired: February 2, 2016