Dixon-Roman, E. J., Everson, H. T., and McArdle, J. J. (2013).Role, Poverty and SAT scores: Modeling the Influences of Family Income on Black and White High School Students’ SAT Performance. Teachers College Record. 1-33.
In this article the authors focus on the importance of White and Black SAT scores and how it is different for poverty stricken minorities. They talk about the importance of income with families and how it could effect a college education. The questions of interest for me was looking at the differences on a broad scale of how poverty and lack of tools for blacks effect study skills and further education, which leads to lack of moving up in their social status.
Nunnally, S., & Carter, N. (2012). Moving from Victims to Victors: African American Attitudes on the ‘Culture of Poverty’ and Black Blame. Journal of African American Studies, 16(3), 423-455.
This article is a piece written about Bill Cosby’s speech talking about poverty and the bigger picture of issues with blacks. This piece brings a psychological aspect of the failure of blacks and the lack of discipline blacks have. It also speaks about the upcoming of blacks and how they can overcome the situations they have been given.
BLACKWELL, E., & PINDER, P. (2014). WHAT ARE THE MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS OF FIRST-GENERATION MINORITY COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO OVERCOME THEIR FAMILY HISTORIES TO PURSUE HIGHER EDUCATION?.College Student Journal, 48(1), 45-56.
The author speaks about the importance of higher education, the reasoning behind wanting to further ones education, and why minorities are not getting the opportunity to further their education. The article allows you to view the problem of minorities with a higher education, yet still treated below average to others getting their degrees. It also looks at the importance of these first generation college students to go to college in their families.
Saporito, S., & Sohoni, D. (2007). Mapping Educational Inequality: Concentrations of Poverty among Poor and Minority Students in Public Schools. Social Forces, 85(3), 1227-1253.
This article touches on the importance of a high school education, and how minority students are falling short of getting an high school education to push them to the next level of success in their life. The questions which I asked when reading this article was how to change a kids education to help them see and learn to adapt to the things being thrown their way to distract them from seeking further education?
Nichols-Casebolt, A. M. (1988). Black Families Headed by Single Mothers: Growing Numbers and Increasing Poverty. Social Work, 33(4), 306-313.
With the high number of single black mothers, uneducated black kids, the author correlates how the two play a role in black communities. How they also effect education and growth in kids. The authors also look at the broader picture of what impact single black mothers have their children, and how the outcome is usually negative.
Jackson, A. P. (1994). The effects of role strain on single, working, black mothers’ perceptions of their young children. Social Work Research, 18(1), 36-40.
This is an older article; however the author still makes points that are relevant to today’s single black mothers raising kids. The upbringing of a child, rather black, white or Hispanic is highly important. The author goes into detail of why the upbringing of a child is so important, and why it is harder for these single black mothers to bring up kids in poverty stricken neighborhoods.
Closson, R. B., Bowman, L., & Merriweather, L. R. (2014). Toward a Race Pedagogy for Black Faculty. Adult Learning, 25(3), 82-88.
This article goes into the teaching ways of black and white teachers. The authors argue which method is better. What’s so different about how a different race teaches kids? The author argues that blacks struggle to teach their race. This article takes a look into the teachers and how the students react to them, instead of vice versa.
Hartney, M. T., & Flavin, P. (2014). The Political Foundations of the Black–White Education Achievement Gap. American Politics Research, 42(1), 3-33.
With some being blind by the fact that there is a gap between races dealing with education, this article goes into some detail of how the effects have taken place. Some of the questions that arise for me are more why there is such a gap between races? Why was this gap allowed to be built? The authors take a look into the issue in a more political way, and try to educate the reader one the issues.
Ruffins, P. (2014). Beyond Black and White. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 31(3), 40-44.
In the early years it was all about affirmative action, equal rights for jobs, and equality as people. Looking at those values they seem to be very harsh and blunt. In this article the author speaks about affirmative action in the sense of education and social class. How segregation is in today’s times and how the educational gap plays a major role.
Waks, L. J. (2005). BROWN V. BOARD, COMMON CITIZENSHIP, AND THE LIMITS OF CURRICULUM. Journal Of Curriculum & Supervision, 20(2), 94-128.
This article touches on Brown vs. Board of Education, and how in many ways things are still the same, if not worse as they were 50 years ago. The true overlook of this article brings together strong facts about the gap between blacks and the rest of the races in America. Bringing to date how far apart it truly is as far as an educational aspect there is.