On Black People and (Higher) Education

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The American education system is extremely broken, and the issues are only compounded when you are Black. Contrary to popular belief, education is not going to magically save Black people from racism, especially when every level of the academic system is designed to uphold and continue the cycle of white supremacy. Operating within academia is still operating within white supremacy, and we need to navigate those waters very, very carefully.

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Links:

‘Georgia Principal Fired for Racist Remarks During High School Graduation:’

Georgia Principal Fired for Racist Remarks During High School Graduation

‘Dr. Saida Grundy Responds To Boston University Controversy:’
http://jezebel.com/dr-saida-grundy-responds-to-boston-university-controve-1704196220

‘The Failure of American Schools:’
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/06/the-failure-of-american-schools/308497/

‘HOW THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM HAS FAILED BLACK AND HISPANIC STUDENTS:’
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1692

U.S. Department of Education Survey Finds Rampant and Unchecked Racism and Discrimination at the Nation’s Public Schools:
http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/03/black_public_school_students_expelled_more_than_whites.html

‘Fact Sheet: How Bad Is the School-to-Prison Pipeline?’
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/tsr/education-under-arrest/school-to-prison-pipeline-fact-sheet/

‘The School To Prison Pipeline: Time To Shut It Down:’
http://neatoday.org/2015/01/05/school-prison-pipeline-time-shut/

‘3 Must-Know Facts About For-Profit Colleges, Student Debt:’
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2014/10/01/3-facts-for-students-to-know-about-for-profit-colleges-and-student-debt

‘College Degrees Are Becoming The New High School Diploma:’
http://www.msnbc.com/jansing-co/college-degrees-are-becoming-the-new-high-sch

‘The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere’ (Amazon link):

‘Prepare For ‘The End Of College’: Here’s What Free Higher Ed Looks Like:’
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/03/03/390167950/prepare-for-the-end-of-college-heres-what-free-higher-ed-looks-like

Massive Open Online Courses (Wikipedia):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course

‘80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking:’
http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/80-of-today-s-jobs-are-landed-through-networking

‘It’s all About Who You Know: Networking to Get a Job:’
http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2011/04/25/know-networking-job/

‘Your Name Says More About You Than You Think:’
http://mic.com/articles/109524/your-name-says-more-about-you-than-you-think?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

‘A Black College Student Has The Same Chances Of Getting A Job As A White High School Dropout:’
http://thinkprogress.org/education/2014/06/25/3452887/education-race-gap/

‘For Black Kids in America, a Degree Is No Guarantee:’
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/05/when-a-degree-is-no-guarantee/371613/

‘Elite College Degrees Give Black Grads Little Advantage In The Job Market:’
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/03/06/elite-college-degrees-give-black-graduates-little-advantage-job-market

‘Ivy League Degrees Matter, But Benefit White Graduates Far More, Says Discouraging Study:’
http://www.bustle.com/articles/69484-ivy-league-degrees-matter-but-benefit-white-graduates-far-more-says-discouraging-study

‘Black-White Wealth Gap Has Reached A 24-Year High:’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/12/racial-wealth-gap_n_6317202.html

‘Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession:’

Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession

‘Teachers expect less from black and Hispanic students, study shows:’
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/teachers-expect-less-students-color-study-shows/

‘Professors are Less Likely to Mentor Female and Minority Students, Especially in Business School:’
http://www.thewire.com/culture/2014/04/professors-are-less-likely-to-mentor-female-and-minority-students-especially-in-business-school/361047/

‘African Americans and Homeschooling: Motivations, Opportunities and Challenges:’
https://books.google.com/books?id=wnFeBAAAQBAJ&dq=eurocentric+curriculum+causing+a+disconnect

‘Alternative Education for the 21st Century: Philosophies, Approaches, Visions:’
https://books.google.com/books?id=cabFAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA172&lpg=PA172&dq=eurocentric+curriculum+causing+a+disconnect&source=bl&ots=juhLWYmknO&sig=hd2WwJJ2ROgyO250YkRQRda4nIk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kuJVVeAow52DBIvpgcAJ&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=eurocentric%20curriculum%20causing%20a%20disconnect&f=false

What Is The Mexica Movement?
http://www.mexica-movement.org/WHATISTHEMM.htm

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