To be male, poor, and African-American is to confront on a daily basis, a deeply-held racism that exists in every social institution.
In urban areas, over 50% of Black males do not graduate from high school. Black males are 3.5 x more likely to be suspended or expelled than white males 1 in 4 Black students with disabilities is likely to be suspended as compared to 1 in 20 for white students
Black undergraduate men, like some other racial minority students at predominantly white institutions, routinely encounter racist stereotypes and racial micro aggressions that undermine their achievement and sense of belonging.
Black men have the lowest life expectancy and the highest death rate from specific causes compared to both men and women of other racial and ethnic groups, according to the CDC.
Homeownership is lower for black college graduates than for white high school dropouts
Seventeen percent of the black-white homeownership gap can’t be explained by identifiable factors
African Americans represent 13% of the general population but account for 39% of people experiencing homelessness and more than 50% of homeless families with children.
The industry has long monetized Black and Brown culture and creativity, and yet there is a significant gap in representation of people of color in positions of power in the industry.
Media of all types offer a distorted representation of the lives and reality of young men of color. This negatively affects the public’s understandings and attitudes related to young men of color. These distortions lead to negative real-world consequences for young men of color.
Unlocking Potential for Young Men of Color