Study: Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of School
To my ignorant fellow white people who seem to think that racial gaps in wealth and education are just due to some kind of "personal choice" (really just implying that people of color are lazier than white people, which is racist as fuck), I often advise them to watch The Wire. Because ignorant white people won't listen to me most of the time, and they certainly won't listen to REAL people of color, but an HBO show created by a white dude that they can enjoy on their comfy couches in their homes purchased with white privilege money? That's a possibility.
And, as a white person who used to be a lot more ignorant, The Wire actually did finally get it through my skull how systemic racism and poverty that is still very much alive in the U.S. and similar countries traps people of color in a never ending cycle of shit to the point that black children in Baltimore don't believe they'll live to see their 30's because they just assume they'll become gangsters and be shot dead by another gang or police because there just is no other viable option for them. Like, no other viable life option.
AND THAT IS WHY WE NEED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FFS.
And, also, I should send them this. This is not a fucking personal choice. Black girls are being treated differently from a disgustingly young age. This is systemic racism. This needs to be addressed immediately. We are unfairly destroying the futures of children. FUCKING STOP.