07/31/2014 03:43 pm ET Updated Jul 31, 2014

Stop Blaming Black Parents For Underachieving Kids

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Mayors, teachers unions, and news commentators have boiled down the academic achievement gap between white and black students to one root cause: parents. Even black leaders and barbershop chatter target “lazy parents” for academic failure in their communities, dismissing the complex web of obstacles that assault urban students daily.

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