Summit Challenges Myths About Young Black Men in College
01 Apr 2014
Posted by Elise Durham
Young black men are being unfairly blamed for an education system that expects too little of them and perpetuates harmful stereotypes about their character and abilities, according to several students and educators who spoke at the 2014 Black Male Summit at Morehouse College.
During a student panel on Friday, speakers described what they said were common misconceptions about young black men—that they’re prone to violence, lack substance in the classroom, and are happy to settle for C’s.