More Parents Of Color Think Racism Is Holding Back Their Children In School
The facts are on their side.
From the article:
In many states, school districts that serve minority populations receive less state and local funding. These schools tend to have less-experienced teachers. Students of color face disproportionately tough discipline compared to white students.
“It’s racism, it is. People can deny it, or try to explain it away, or say slavery ended, but that doesn’t mean that with the snap of a finger, peoples’ attitudes, policies and procedures did not continue to perpetuate the same cycle that oppresses black and brown people,” said Miles, whose children currently attend or have graduated from schools in Schenectady, New York. Miles is an organizer for Citizen Action of New York, and has worked around issues of school funding inequities.
Parents of color (rightfully) don’t trust white power structures to keep the best interest of their children at the forefront. Empower black & brown educators at every chance you can get.