Over the years, social workers have found out the higher variability of most social issues with ethnicity. The civil rights era ushered researchers into a new era where social issues were perceived more in an ethnic perspective, perhaps to advance the civil rights agenda, but this was important in revealing the ethnic variability of most social issues and diseases. Consequently, researchers have documented a varying degree of prevalence of most social issues and diseases on the basis of ethnic lines. The ethnic variability has been linked to a number of factors ranging from genetic factors to social-economic factors. One of the major discourses in ethnic variability in social issues is pronounced in the higher number of African Americans with defiant behaviors. The higher representation of Africans Americans in the criminal justice system is a testament of the prevalence of higher number of African Americans with defiant behaviors. This narrative discourse of overrepresentation of African Americans has not escaped social scrutiny because there is an evident rhyming pattern of higher number of African American children with deficit disorders and the higher number of African Americans adults represented in the criminal justice system or the number of African Americans youths represented in the juvenile criminal justice system. This study will look into ethnic variability in defiant behavior with a focus on African-American and the disorders that are associated with their defiant behavior.