ENSPIRE Community Spotlight: Lack of Language Development for Black Youth in America Poses Risks to Their Academic Success

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In the United States, the education system disproportionately affects Black youth in comparison to other kids. Misplacement in special-ed programs and reprimanding hyper-active behavior creates an unfair depiction of the “Black youth” demographic, especially Black boys. Without changing the system and the way these kids are treated, the stark differences between Black youth and other children will continue to be perpetuated.

ENSPIRE talked with Dr. Toinette Gunn, Executive Director of Chicago Debates, about the importance of oratory skills, the implications if they are not learned and refined and how to fix this system that disproportionately affects Black youth.