Racism

Breaking Down the Racial Barriers to Housing

From left to right: Moderator Frances Carr, YWCA People of Color Executive Council; Panelists: Sheila Sebron, Veteran Service Officer with the American Legion; Michelle Allen, activist and author; Cathy Nguyen, Poet Laureate and Housing Operations Manager, YWCA.
From left to right: Moderator Frances Carr, YWCA People of Color Executive Council; Panelists: Sheila Sebron, Veteran Service Officer with the American Legion; Michelle Allen, activist and author; Cathy Nguyen, Poet Laureate and Housing Operations Manager, YWCA.
Written by Eric Bronson On Friday May 19th at Seattle City Hall, YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish hosted its annual Stand Against Racism event, bringing together city officials, poets, activists and community members to take […]

Poverty, Race and America’s Education System, Part 2: Segregated Schools

Schools need support and training to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Image from <a href="http://idreamincolors.org/" target="_blank">idreamincolors.org</a>.
Schools need support and training to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Image from idreamincolors.org.
In the first part of her "Separate and Unequal" blog series, Perry Firth examined some troubling outcomes of the re-segregation of our nation’s schools, including the disproportionality of discipline that results in suspensions, expulsions and dropping out. These contribute to the systemic problem known as the “school-to-prison pipeline” and lack of success for many students of color. In Part Two, she writes about the impact of all this and what we can do about it.

Poverty, Race and America’s Education System, Part 1: School Discipline and Students of Color

Schools are more segregated by race than many people are aware of. Image from <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/05/15/school-segregation-civil-rights-project/9115823/" target="_blank">usatoday.com</a>
Schools are more segregated by race than many people are aware of. Image from usatoday.com
Children across the state have said goodbye to summer and headed back to school. Research shows that some of these students, through no fault of their own, will receive unequal treatment in the classroom. School psychology grad student Perry Firth explains what that unequal treatment looks like and why it happens in this first part of her two-part series, "Separate and Unequal: Poverty, Race and America’s Education System."
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