Percentage of 8th Grade Black Boys in Large American Cities Reading at a Proficient Level
Above Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
NOTE: 8th Grade Black Girls only do a little better.
...And here's one reason why: Most of our children's teachers are white and have low expectations for academic success of Black boys and girls. But, we also see that Black teachers have also internalized white supremacist assumptions about academic achievement... resulting in a slightly higher level (9%) of Black academic achievement in 2002. Fourteen years later, we see (above) that the situation either degenerated or- at best -remained horribly the same.
Thanx to Brother Phillip Jackson of Chicago's Black Star Project for originally posting this data.