Title

‘Stop Beating Around the Bush and Get to the Root!’ An Examination of How Racist and Classist Structures Produce ‘At-Riskness’ for Poor Students of Color

First Presenter's Institution

Epic Empowerment Enterprises

Second Presenter's Institution

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Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Harborside Center West

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

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Brief Program Description

It is no mystery that statistics related to school failure, suspension rates, dropout rates and other indicators used to identify youth-at-risk reveal that poor students of color are disproportionately represented. In spite of legislation, school reforms, and intervention programs, these statistics remain the same, or worsen, year after year. This is due to a reluctance to address the root of the problem.

How can we truly remedy the epidemic of “youth-at-risk” if we do not recognize, critique, and dismantle the systemic classist and racist structures that perpetuate “at-riskness” for poor students of color? In this session, we will examine the forces that reproduce inequities and discuss strategies for empowering ourselves, our students, schools and organizations to be champions for social justice.

Summary

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Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Chief Operations Officer

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-5-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2018 11:45 AM

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‘Stop Beating Around the Bush and Get to the Root!’ An Examination of How Racist and Classist Structures Produce ‘At-Riskness’ for Poor Students of Color

Harborside Center West

It is no mystery that statistics related to school failure, suspension rates, dropout rates and other indicators used to identify youth-at-risk reveal that poor students of color are disproportionately represented. In spite of legislation, school reforms, and intervention programs, these statistics remain the same, or worsen, year after year. This is due to a reluctance to address the root of the problem.

How can we truly remedy the epidemic of “youth-at-risk” if we do not recognize, critique, and dismantle the systemic classist and racist structures that perpetuate “at-riskness” for poor students of color? In this session, we will examine the forces that reproduce inequities and discuss strategies for empowering ourselves, our students, schools and organizations to be champions for social justice.