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African Americans Education

Implicit Bias and the School to Prison Pipeline

Leland Ware | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

The statistically significant racial disparities in school discipline are too large and longstanding to have occurred by chance. School officials are exercising their discretion and imposing disciplinary measures in ways that disadvantage African-American students and severely undermines their access to equal educational opportunities.

Mixed Messages on College Access

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.23.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Calls for broader access to higher education for historically marginalized populations is a constant theme in educational rhetoric. But actions speak louder than words, and in the last few years policy choices have increasingly betrayed those noble calls for equal opportunity.

On Education: The Status Quo Is Not an Option

Asa Craig | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices
Asa Craig

How do we expect our communities and economies to thrive when our young boys and girls are not receiving the education and training that is needed to enter the workforce?

We Are Our Solution

Brandy Williams | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

During the Civil Rights Movement, blacks understood that America was not built for our betterment, and so we marched the streets, demanded better, educated ourselves on issues and laws and took up arms for justice and equality. Why are we waiting now?

How To Make the African American Education Initiative Work

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Kevin P. Chavous

We are all delusional if we believe we can change the educational outcomes for African Americans, or any other race for that matter, without high quality teachers in every classroom. For that to occur, we need to change many well- established rules.

Blaming the Victims in Their Own Voices

Amy Wilkins | Posted 04.08.2012 | Education
Amy Wilkins

We don't know why the boys quoted by the Sparrows didn't mention the numbingly dull classes, the frequently absent teachers, the non-functioning science labs and all the other ways schools cheat them out of strong educations.

Properly Addressing the Crisis Facing Black and Latino Men

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 11.05.2011 | Education
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

Research has revealed a concrete set of factors preventing young black and Latino men from thriving in and out of school, and ultimately as adults. Addressing these factors should be at the core of any initiative that aims to help them succeed.