Education & Youth

Do you believe that children are our future?  So does Race Forward.  Unfortunately, our education system is a disservice to people of color, denying them adequate knowledge and skills for a 21st century job market. 

The following resources illustrate the importance of closing the gap on racial disparities in education and provides important information for exposing the inequities that afflict U.S. public schools.

"Educate to Liberate!"

April 13, 2006

Multiculturalism and the Struggle for Ethnic Studies, by Bob Wing. Now that multiculturalism is in vogue, should Ethnic Studies declare victory? ColorLines editor Bob Wing looks at the struggles that have shaped thirty years of Ethnic Studies. Full article available on ColorLines here.

What Can Be Done?

April 13, 2006
by Libero Della Piana. The challenges in public education are complex and there are no easy “quick fix” solutions. That said, listed below are some measures which, if implemented, go a long way towards creating greater racial equality in our schools... Full article available on ColorLines here.

Learning Curves

October 15, 2005

Expanding the Constituency for Comprehensive Sexuality Education
By Rinku Sen and Kim Fellner, commissioned by the Ms. Foundation for Women.