Future Trends of African
Parents of Students
The difference between the percent of Casucasian and African American children
whose mothers got at least a high school education has declined from 1999 to
This is good because when kids see that their parents have achieved things and
worked towards their goal it motivates the kids more.
There have been a number of studies shown that African American kids who
misbehave are more likely to suffer worse consequences and punishments than
Caucasian kids who misbehave, even if they do the same offence
Its been shown that over the years this problem has been getting worse, in 1972
African Americans were only getting suspended at twice the rate as Caucasian
people, now they are almost 60% more likely!
There has been discussion on ways to fix this and trying out different ideas and so
far the ideas are making an impact and they will continue to be used to decrease
Drop Out Rates
The drop out rates for African Americans, although it had some ups and downs,
has been gradually decreasing in the past few decades
It is predicted that the Drop out Rate for African American students will continue
Although the rate of African American College Graduates remain low
(about 46% of black women and 35% of black men in a study done in
2006), it has shown steady progress over the years
It is believed that this progress will continue for the years to come
African American women are showing a steadier increase in collage
graduations than African American men, but it is believed that both
will continue to grow
There are some colleges where the percent of African American graduates is
higher than the percent of Caucasian graduates
This is huge because in the past African American college graduation percentage
has always been lower than Caucasian, but as of recently that has changed in
some colleges meaning it can also change in other colleges in the future.
In a recent study it was shown that African Americans who earn a 4 year degree
have almost identical incomes to Caucasian people who have a college degree
The inequality between African Americans and Caucasians in the workforce has
become less and less over the years and it is likely to continue to become less
until it is virtually nonexistent
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