Young Black Males and the Urgency of Now

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Schott Foundation for Public Education’s new report paints a bleak picture—nationally, 52 percent of black males, 58 percent of Latino males, and 78 percent of white males graduate from high school in four years. At the current rate of progress, it would take nearly fifty years for black males in the United States to graduate at the same rate as their white male peers. Schott Foundation President and CEO Dr. John H. Jackson shares his thoughts on how philanthropy can and must play a leading role in investing resources and support for young black males.

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