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The purpose of this report is to make transparent racial inequities in the Power 5 conferences. Specifically, the author offers an analysis of Black men's representation on football and basketball teams versus their representation in the undergraduate student body on each of the 65 institutional members. He also compares Black male student-athletes' six-year graduation rates to rates for student-athletes overall, Black undergraduate men overall, and undergraduate students overall at each university.
This report aims to make transparent the rates at which school discipline practices and policies impact Black students in every K-12 public school district in 13 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Written by scholars who lead research centers that focus on the educational experiences of boys and men of color, this report recommends policy changes that remedy systemic challenges faced by young men of color in education.
Based on face-to-face interviews with over 400 black and Latino male students from 40 New York City public high schools, this report aims to understand how these young men succeeded in and out of school, developed college aspirations, became college-ready, and navigated their ways to postsecondary education. These high schools are part of New York City's Expanded Success Initiative, designed to increase college and career readiness among black and Latino males.
The purpose of this report is to make transparent racial inequities in NCAA Division I college sports. Specifically, the authors offer a four-year analysis of Black men's representation on football and basketball teams versus their representation in the undergraduate student body on each campus. The report concludes with recommendations for the NCAA and commissioners of the six major sports conferences, college and university leaders, coaches and athletics directors, journalists, and Black male student-athletes and their families.
This report calls for greater involvement by federal and state policymakers and others to improve black male college readiness and completion. It presents policy-relevant trends concerning black male college students, highlights promising practices on campuses across the country, and proposes suggestions for policymakers and other stakeholders.
The report presents insights from interviews with successful male African-American college students, highlighting factors that helped them succeed in a range of contexts: getting to college, choosing colleges, paying for college, transitioning to college, matters of engagement, and responding productively to racism.
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