In Rochester's elementary schools, "African American students are not meeting any of the state standards in the areas of English, math, science or social studies. Only white children are. And, writes Vargas, "this gap in academic achievement is strongly associated with race, ethnicity, social-economic background, and family and neighborhood stability," which are having a major, negative effect on children's achievement in school.
One, they say, is "vibrant, hopeful, functional, wealthy, and highly livable. And that Rochester, Osborne and Augustine say, correctly, is "reflective of an 'American Nightmare' from which we cannot awaken.
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The book addresses the documented racial discrimination that continues to exist in employment, in housing, in zoning regulations, in lending. And Action for a Better Community CEO James Norman reminds us that the discrimination and the disparities can be traced back to slavery, and, more recently, to government-sanctioned racial segregation.
It is a depressing, and terribly important book. It is written, in part, as Dana Miller notes in his preface, to help the community determine "where to focus its giving to provide the greatest impact. Rochester is historically a generous, concerned community. The information that this new book lays out isn't new. And we're a small enough, engaged enough community that we ought to be able to take this information and act on it — effectively.
Concentrated poverty, poor education, racial discrimination: all of these have been at work, and this new book shows us the result. It's not just a "city" problem; it's affecting all of us. And all of us have to be willing to address it. I'll come back to some of the topics raised in "The State of Black Rochester" in future columns. Meantime, get the book. It's on sale at Mood Makers in Village Gate and on Amazon, but you ought to support a local business, particularly, in light of the economic concerns laid out in this book, a black owned business.
Despite the re-election of our first African American president, "the economic realities for many African Americans, especially young men, remain bleak. Showing 1- 15 of Website powered by Foundation. Switch to the mobile version of this page. Book file PDF easily for everyone and every device. This Book have some digital formats such us :paperbook, ebook, kindle, epub, fb2 and another formats. Serving Our Investors Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
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They also looked for ideas to bring back home. The sixth graders also wanted to show their support for Rochester.
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At School 12, they invited their family members and several dozen students from other Rochester schools to help with ambitious murals that cover sidewalks and several walls. Paul Schramm, whose year-old son was in the class, thought the conversations and research into race, poverty, and inequities were well timed. Second photo: After completing murals in each quadrant of Rochester, sixth-graders from Genesee Community Charter School and their mural advisor Shawn Dunwoody returned to each location to sign their names.
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The grade aligns with research by the Aspen Institute, which found many innovative organizations and grassroots champions dedicated to youth, but also gaps in program access, especially in low-income and rural areas. Reintroduce Free Play: Making room for less-structured activity.
Encourage Sports Sampling: Exposing kids to a variety of sports, and not asking them to specialize early in any one sport.
Revitalize In-Town Leagues: Supporting community-based options. Think Small: Being creative in the use and development of play spaces. Design for Development: Delivering age-appropriate programs. Train All Coaches: Training in key competencies in working with kids.
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