(Buffalo News) The Council of Great City Schools today released a stark report detailing the status of young black males in the United States.
“The nation’s young black males are in a state of crisis,” the authors write. “This report is likely to make people angry, and it should. We hope that this is a louder and more jolting wake-up call to the nation than this country is used to hearing.”
Some of the key facts they cite:
- Black males are twice as likely to drop out of high school as white males.
- Ten percent of black males have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 18 percent of white males.
- White males who did not graduate from high school earn $5,000 a year more than black males who dropped out. White males with a master’s degree earned $20,000 more than black men with a master’s degree.
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