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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Small Talk:
Despite media implications, Blacks value education the most

How much of your opinion regarding Blacks and education is biased by the media? Most likely, a lot. It seems constant negative reinforcement will do that to you. The mainstream media seems to thrive on the negative promotion of Black culture. Consequently, because so much of our information is acquired by sensationalized news and entertainment characterizations, Blacks suffer from a skewed ethnic image.

Algernon Austin, director of the program on race, ethnicity, and the economy at the Economic Policy Institute, challenges the bigoted notion that Blacks undervalue education in his Daily Voice Article, Why Blacks Value Education More Than Whites.

Before we change the way others see us, we must first change how we see ourselves.

Engage. Inform. Discuss.

Getting to the truth IS activism!
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