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BLACK STUDENTS DON'T RECEIVE

THE SAME LEVEL OF RESOURCES AND SUPPORT.

In Pennsylvania, a recent statewide study found that at any given poverty level, districts with a higher population of White students receive significantly more funding than districts with more students of color...In other words, the racial problem is the opportunity gap...not the achievement gap.”

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BLACK STUDENTS ARE INTELLECTUALLY INFERIOR,

PROVEN BY THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN SCHOOLS.

BLACK INDIVIDUALS DO NOT REPRESENT THEIR RACE ANY MORE THAN WHITE INDIVIDUALS.

One of racism's harms is the way it falls on the unexceptional Black person who is asked to be extraordinary just to survive...

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IF YOU'RE BLACK AND A SCREWUP, THEN YOU'RE MAKING IT HARDER FOR THE WHOLE ENTIRE RACE.

IGNORING RACE IS NOT THE ANSWER TO RACISM.

As President Lyndon B. Johnson said in 1965, "You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and say, 'You are free to compete with all the others,' and still justly believe that you have been completely fair."

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WELL, I DON'T SEE COLOR.

RECENT RESEARCH SHOWS THAT
CRIME IS MORE CLEARLY CONNECTED TO UNEMPLOYMENT THAN RACE.

...Black upper-income and middle-income neighborhoods tend to have less violent crime than Black-low income neighborhoods—as is the case in non-Black communities...This means low-income neighborhoods struggle with unemployment and poverty—and their typical byproduct, violent crime.

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BLACK PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS.

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An Essential Guide to Understanding and Tackling Racism Today

From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a
bracingly original approach to understanding

and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.

 
 
 

This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory. Not an easy read but an essential one.

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“We know how to be racist.

We know how to pretend to be not racist.

 

Now let’s know how to be antiracist.”