Childhood Literacy Crisis
Black children more likely to die of fatal maltreatment.
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Disrupting Business as Usual: A Virtual Panel
Inadequate Literacy Teacher Training: How do we move forward?
Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
6 PM EST/5 PM CST
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Just Discipline: An Antidote to the School-To Prison Pipeline In collaboration with Global Citizen 365
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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RACISM – WHEN DOES IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING WORK?
Psychological processes that are otherwise adaptive for human functioning can also maintain racial hierarchy. One of these is implicit or unconscious bias.
MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY
The United States ranks last among industrialized nations in maternal mortality rates and Black women are more than 3 times as likely to die from pregnancy related conditions compared to women of other ethnic and racial groups.
Black faculty are significantly underrepresented in American institutions of Higher Education. Institutional racism and accumulated implicit bias have been discussed as contributing factors to this racial disparity.
What is Racism?
what causes racism?
“American ancestors took…Black people forcibly from their homes so that White men could more easily acquire wealth. By suppressing and exploiting and degrading Black people into slavery the White man was able to have an easier life. I really think that it is as a result of a desire to maintain this condition that modern prejudices stem.”
– Albert Einstein On Race And Racism: Bucky, P.A. (1992). The Private Albert Einstein. In Jerome, F. & Taylor, R. (2005) In Einstein On Race And Racism (P. 151).
when did racism begin?
“…The act of moving about and navigating spaces with those whom society has trained to believe are inherently different from us is killing people…prejudice can be deadly.”
(Wilkerson, 2020; p. 304).
“The primary means by which societies produce and maintain group-based social hierarchy is through the use of institutional [systemic] discrimination…the way that social institutions – schools, business, government bureaucracies, and [collective individual actions] disproportionately allocate positive social value (e.g., high social status, good health care, good housing) to dominants and allocate negative social value (low social status, poor housing, long prison sentences, torture, executions) to subordinates.”
(Sidanius & Pratto, 1999, p.127).