The Schott Foundation Releases Report on Public Education and Black Males

Articles, Publication | February 11 2015

Today, the Schott Foundation released a new report on public education highlighting the persistent systemic differences in opportunities available for boys and men of color. Let’s accept the challenge offered by this report and work to build communities that offer dignity and opportunities for all children.

“Black males in America have been cast in a light far too negative for their actual contributions to family, community, democracy, economy, thought leadership and country. There are over two million Black male college graduates and over one million enrolled in college today. Black households in general dedicate 25% more of their income to charities than White households and Black males comprise one of the largest percentages of American veterans. Yet, in the face of these positive attributes, the systemic treatment, outcomes and portrayal of Black males in key systems like education, labor and justice have been largely negative…”

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