Report: Miss. District Floats Desegregation Plan That Would Close Black Schools – District Dossier – Education Week

The Cleveland, Miss., school district was ordered in May to integrate its middle and high schools after a U.S. District Court judge found that the district had essentially maintained a segregated school system. But the district’s proposal to comply with the order would result in the closure of historically black…

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Black Children Are More Likely To Get Hit By School Teachers, Report Says

When Wendy Chandler received a back-to-school packet from her daughter’s Alabama elementary school in 2013, she was stunned. Included in the packet was a permission slip asking if school staff members could administer corporal punishment on her child as a form of discipline.  Chandler said that she did not give permission and…

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No, Most Black Kids Are Not Fatherless

Amid the debates raging now over racism in America, there’s a myth rearing its ugly head. It’s one I’ve been fighting to end, and one that all those of us committed to both racial and gender equality should learn about. The myth is that most black fathers are absent from…

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Black Feminist Fatherhood

I remember an argument I had with my father as a little girl, in which I declared with my “Independent Women — Destiny’s Child” brand of girl power and wisdom that he was not a feminist. He gave me a puzzled, unimpressed look and responded “I’m not a feminist?” before…

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