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Report: children of well-educated black parents have brighter futures

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:46 am July 10, 2014 According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, children of well-educated black parents have a greater chance of experiencing academic and professional success in the long-run.

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Video: C-SPAN callers use Civil Rights show to complain about white oppression

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:27 pm July 9, 2014   When C-SPAN’s Washington Journal invited its viewers to weigh in on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, several callers dialed in to advocate for “white pride.” They even suggested that black people owe them, well all white people, for ignoring discrimination against the Irish and Italians. 

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Report: 1 in 5 black kids view race as an obstacle

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:22 pm July 3, 2014   According to research commissioned by BBC’s Newsround programme, 21 percent of black children felt their skin color would impact their level of success. Just 2 percent of white children and 13 percent of Asian children shared the same sentiment. 

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:10 am July 1, 2014 Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices. Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking […]

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Police chief resigns with clean record despite use of racial slur

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:21 am June 18, 2014  A Georgia police chief resigned after being suspended for sending racist text messages to his officers. And he did it with a clean record. 

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Video: Morgan Freeman: ‘race doesn’t play a role in wealth distribution’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:00 am June 6, 2014 Actor Morgan Freeman made some pretty interesting comments during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon about race and wealth. The star joined Lemon to promote his new series Through the Wormhole on the Science Channel. But somehow the two ended up discussing wealth inequality and race. 

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Study: parental incarceration worsens disparities between black and white children

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:08 am April 22, 2014 Two sociologists have concluded that parental incarceration plays a role in childhood inequality.  The study, which appears in the book  Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality, was conducted by Sara Wakefield of Rutgers University-Newark and Christopher Wildeman of Yale University. 

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Report: minority students get less effective, less experienced teachers


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am April 16, 2014 According to a report released by The Center For American Progress, low-income students of color generally have less experienced and less effective teachers. The report analyzed the evaluation scores of teachers in low-income and affluent districts in both Massachusetts and Louisiana.

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In online experiment, white man experiences difficulty of being black

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:09 pm April 15, 2014 A white man can finally say that he knows what it feels like to be a black woman. At least in the virtual sense. Two weeks ago, Christopher Carbone participated in a social experiment. He swapped his Twitter pic for that of a black woman’s, as part […]

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Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:25 am April 14, 2014 According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

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