Sunday, September 7, 2008


-African American youth are disproportionately taken out of learning environments and placed in special ed and on campus suspension (Noguera, 2006)

-Nationwide an average of 50% dropout of high school (CRP, 2004)

-2/3 grow up in single parent households and without a father figure (Obama, 2007)

-Black youth make up 16% of the nation’s population and 38% percent are in detention and state correctional facilities (NCCD, 2007)

-Life expectancy has been shortened for black males due to gang violence and black-on-black crime (Noguera, 2008)

-Sometimes, regarding intervention, diversity isn’t always the right approach because culturally we encounter and experience different forms of oppression and prejudice (Sen, 2003)

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