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August 5, 2009

POST RACIAL AMERICA UPDATE

Jonathan D. Becker, Education Change - Ffty-five years after the promises of the Brown decision, here is where we stand:

- Today, nearly three out of every four African-American students in the U.S. attends a school that is majority-minority.

- 1 out of every 6 African-American children in the United States now attends a school where less than one percent of the population is white.

- In 1998, African-American students were 59% more likely to be identified as emotionally disturbed than Caucasian students.

- As of 2007, in the state of Virginia, African-American students were 54% more likely to be identified as disabled than other students.

- African-American and Latino students are less than half as likely to be enrolled in gifted and talented educational classes and programs as Caucasian students.

1 Comments:

Anonymous SanFran90 said...

"Post-Racial America"? TBH, Sam, given these statistics, I'm not so sure, either.

August 13, 2009 9:46 PM  

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