African Caribbean children are more likely to be expelled in the West Midlands than anywhere else in the country, sparking fresh calls for black only schools.
Government statistics show black youngsters are nearly three times more likely to be permanently excluded from school than white children in the region.
African and Caribbean children in the West Midlands were also a third more likely to be thrown out of school permanently than the national exclusion rate for black pupils.
The findings emerged as Ministers highlighted a four per cent drop nationally in the number of pupils expelled during last year.
Last night community leaders accused schools of "institutional racism" and claimed the education system was failing black youngsters.
Beeni Brown, chairman of the African Caribbean Self Help Organisation in Handsworth, said: "It gets worse and worse. The Government is not interested in dealing with African Caribbean children. We don't want to continue hearing the lip service."
Mr Brown demanded funding to create black only schools - something Ministers have consistently refused.
"The Government have failed us. Therefore we need to take charge of our services.
"We pay our taxes so we are entitled to our funding from the Government.
"Give us one school and we will make a difference. When ever we say that people say it is reverse racism. White people have schools of their own, Jews have their own and Islamic children have their own but if Africans ask for it we are racist."
Figures released by the Department for Education and Skills yesterday show 0.13 per cent of white children were permanently excluded from schools in the West Midlands in the 2004/05 academic year - a figure in line with the national rate.
But among black youngsters in the region, the rate was 0.38 per cent - equal to 90 pupils. The national rate for black pupils excluded was 0.26 per cent, or 670 pupils.
Annette Hay, who has worked on projects aimed at raising attainment among black and mixed-race children, said schools failed to meet their needs.
"Teachers often stereotype and feel intimidated by young black boys.
"They rebel after a while because they feel they can't do anything to be heard and treated equally.
"They are more likely to be excluded for doing the same thing as a white child, this is mainly because of the perception of aggression that teachers hold towards them."
Ms Hay said black only schools should be only "an option" but Birmingham City Council ruled it out.
A spokeswoman for the DfES said: "We have no plans to promote the segregation and teaching of black pupils in separate schools. There is no evidence of which we are aware that suggests this kind of segregation would have an impact on exclusions rates."