As students across the nation prepare to take to the streets for the March for Our Lives, Upworthy profiles some of the black teenagers who paved the way for the historic march.
Extensive Data shows punishing reach of racism for black boys
The New York Times reports black boys raised in wealthy families in good neighborhoods will still earn less in adulthood than white boys with a similar upbringing. The findings shatter the oft repeated notion that classism, rather than racism, is at the root of our nation’s opportunity gaps.
Study finds teens in homeless families more likely to attempt suicide
Young people who experience family homelessness are more likely to attempt suicide and have other emotional health problems, according to a new study in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal, Pediatrics. The study underscores how important it is for cities and states to have systems in place to respond to family and youth homelessness as quickly as possible.
School segregation in America is as bad today as it was in the 1960s
In most American cities schools are nearly as segregated as they were before the 1954 Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, which declared separate but equal schools to be unconstitutional.