Equity & Diversity Opinion

Asking the Right Questions

By Richard Whitmire — November 25, 2010 1 min read
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Afro columnist assesses the social damage from the widespread failure of black males.

I continue to believe that advocates for black males weaken their arguments by making this a “black” issue. There are strong threads connecting what’s happening to black boys and white boys, especially white boys from blue collar families. Yes, those white boys are faring better academically, but not well enough in this time of “college as the new high school.” If you examine this at the instructional level, you’ll find academic solutions that would help both groups. A broader net will win broader support for action.

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