Black Boys & Men
Black boys and men face particular challenges
In a time where all boys and men confront new challenges in school, work, and family life, Black boys and men face particular disadvantages. We pay special attention to their needs and hardships.
We can see this systemic disadvantage across many measures. At every stage of education, from elementary school through graduation Black men’s outcomes are distinctively lower than those of white men and Black women. In employment, Black men earn less and are less likely to rise up the economic ladder than white men. As adults, Black men raised in affluent families have lower employment rates than white men raised in poverty.