At a time when our nation is committed to reclaiming its place as the world leader in higher education, we can no longer afford to ignore the plight of our young men of color. As long as educational opportunities are limited for some, we all suffer. We rise as one nation and we fall as one nation.
The College Board, in partnership with the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, will host an interactive town hall meeting and panel discussion on the “progress and pitfalls for young men of color on their way to a college degree.”
I’ll leave the endless talk of the challenges of black students who pitch a fit in the classroom to the “distinguished scholars, leading educators, policymakers and experts in the field.”
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If you want to help stem the tide of bad news about African American students, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.