Black Boys Considered 'Cool' And 'Tough' While Black Girls Stereotyped As 'Ghetto' And 'Loud' In Suburban Schools
- Post 24 October 2013
- By Huffington Post
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Many studies have focused on young African-American boys and their experience in school. From gender biases in teacher grading that start as early as elementary school to blaring disparities in disciplinary practices, black male youth seem to be at a perpetual disadvantage in academic environments.
However, two studies that examined programs aiming to increase diversity by bussing minority students to primarily white schools revealed an area where black boys reportedly engaged with relative ease.