The U.S. Education System Was Not Designed With Black Families in Mind

According to Latisha Ross, Ph.D., a research associate with Youth-Nex, the biggest challenge for Black parents in the U.S. education system is that the system was not designed with Black parents and families in mind. Schools often lack understanding of Black cultural norms, styles, and traditions, and Black families face stereotypes and are not necessarily valued or welcomed in school spaces. While the responsibility is on schools to learn about Black culture and gain a greater understanding of the legacy of institutional racism in schools, we’ll discuss things families can do.

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