This groundbreaking new study recently released by the Georgetown University Law Center uses comprehensive survey data to show how the perception of black girls by the majority of the public differs from that of their peers. The results show, among many other worrying findings, that black girls are perceived as being older, less in need of nurturing, less in need of protection, and that they know more about adult topics at a younger age. The report shows how these perceptions have profound implications for how black girls are treated in the education and juvenile justice systems relative to their peers of other ethnicities.
The Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution recently wrote and released this report detailing the current and stark lack of minority representation in the education workforce across the country and analyzing why this has occurred and what steps can be taken to alleviate it.
What is happening right before our children’s eyes is the very R-rated stuff they’re not allowed to see at the movie theaters. This is the predicament that too many of us black parents are encountering right now with our young kids and teenagers. We find ourselves having to be gravely honest with them.
The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) report and data for the 2013-2014 school year has been released by the U.S. Dept. of Education. The “First Look Report” highlights and summarizes key findings taken from the data on 16,758 school districts, 95,507 schools and over 50 million students. Among many other things, the data shows a stark and worrying racial bias against black students in frequency of expulsions, suspensions and other discipline from the preschool level through the end of high school.
This new report commission by the U.S. Government Accountability Office discusses data concerning the economic and racial make-up of K-12 students in public schools across the nation in an effort to help paint a comprehensive picture of poverty and race in schools. The data shows that the percentage of schools with students who are mostly poor and black or Hispanic is growing quickly and presenting new challenges to school systems. The report highlights these challenges and recommends possible solutions and actions to help these economically and racial disadvantaged students succeed.
Hundreds of thousands or perhaps several million children with Native American Maya heritage have been born in the United States during the past two decades. Some groups of Maya have established strong communities, and Maya children appear to be adjusting and assimilating into the mainstream of their generation.
It wasn’t all hate at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia last weekend. Yes, there were violent clashes between law enforcement and a scattering of the several hundred who turned out to counterprotest a so-called pro-white people’s rally at the suburban Atlanta park. But young people there also spoke about unity and love.