Strange Fruit Redux?The Perils of Black Boys in Early Childhood Education
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Strange Fruit Redux?The Perils of Black Boys in Early Childhood Education

Strange Fruit Redux?The Perils of Black Boys in Early Childhood Education

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Uplift Christian Ministries

5600 Rocky River Road

Charlotte, NC 28215

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"Black babies start early childhood programs bright-eyes, curious, and ready to grow and develop." ~ Rashid, 2009

"By the time they are 4 years old they make up half of all preschool suspensions." ~United States Department of Education, 2014

"Negative impacts include low achievement, increased behavioral incidents, likelihood of entering the juvenile justice system." ~Skiba, 2011


Strange Fruit Redux? The Perils of Young Black Boys in Early Childhood Education with a "Talk Back" with distinguished panelist.

Research on racial disparities in school discipline post integration, showed that Black children were twice as likely to be suspended from school as their White counterparts. Subsequent reports have revealed that African American students are suspended three times more often than White students. Suspension rates for all students have doubled since the 1970’s. In 1973, the national suspension rate was 3.7 percent compared to 7.4 percent in 2010. Studies spanning more than four decades reveal that African American children are up to four times more likely to be suspended than White students. The 2014 Civil Rights Data Collection show that young Black children are suspended from preschool three times more than White children (United States Department of Education).

This film reveals why this is happening and what we can do to ensure equity in early childhood disciplinary practices and improve overall outcomes for African American boys.


This event is sponsored by the Charllote Affiliate of the Black Child Development Institute, Uplift Christian Ministries, and The Mecklenburg Childcare Association


All Early Education Providers will be granted 3.0 DCDEE Contact Hours for Attendance.





  • Major Sherie Pearsall

    Major Sherie Pearsall

    CMPD

    Special Operations Bureau

  • Dr. Artemus Flagg

    Dr. Artemus Flagg

    New Place Inc.

    Clinical Psychologist

  • Cynthia Knight

    Cynthia Knight

    Castles Daycare Academy

    Founder & CEO

  • Lionel Means

    Lionel Means

    Uplift Christian Ministries

    Pastor

  • Orlando Robinson

    Orlando Robinson

    Reedy Creek Elementary

    Principal

  • Anthony Trotman

    Anthony Trotman

    Mecklenburg County

    Assistant County Manager


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