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"Strange Fruit Redux? - The Perils of Black Boys in Early Childhood Education" Screening and Panel Discussion

Uplift Christian Ministries
5600 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC 28215

Research on racial disparities in school discipline post-integration show that Black children are twice as likely to be suspended from school as their white counterparts. Subsequent reports have revealed that African American students are suspended three times more often than white students. Suspension rates for all students have doubled since the 1970’s. In 1973, the national suspension rate was 3.7 percent compared to 7.4 percent in 2010. Studies spanning more than four decades reveal that African American children are up to four times more likely to be suspended than White students. The 2014 Civil Rights Data Collection show that young Black children are suspended from preschool three times more than White children (United States Department of Education).

This film reveals why this is happening and what we can do to ensure equity in early childhood disciplinary practices and improve overall outcomes for African American boys. 

Join us on Monday, January 15, 2017 for a special screening and panel discussion of "Strange Fruit Redux? - The Perils of Black Boys in Early Childhood Education" from 2 PM to 5 PM at Uplift Christian Ministries. Please click here to register for this event.

The Black Child Development Institute-CharlotteUplift Christian Ministries, and The Mecklenburg Childcare Association are sponsors of this event.