Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Investing in Youth of ColorDownload audio (MP3)
California must reduce the barriers to success for youth of color, according to a new report assessing the bleak prospects facing Latino and African-American boys and young men in the state. These groups make up a disproportionate share of prisoners, school dropouts and the unemployed. We'll discuss the report, which offers policy ideas for improving the lives of young people of color.
Host: Joshua Johnson
- Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, director of education law and policy at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the UC Berkeley School of Law and co-author of the report
- Marc Philpart, senior associate at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity
- Michael Muscadine, contributed testimony to California Assembly's Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color
- Rigo "Bubba" Fuentes, contributed testimony to California Assembly's Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color
- Sandre Swanson, California state assemblymember and head of the Select Subcommittee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, which released the draft report
- Claiming the Promise of Health and Success for Boys and Men of Color : a brief of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color in California
- Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
- Assembly: Calif. Must Prioritize Young Men of Color (KQED News)
- Chronic Absence, Suspension Derail African-American Boys (News Fix)
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