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u/madameashlee · 7 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

>In the south, typically (not always for sure) black people feel as though they are owed everything and need not do anything themselves.

As person who has lived both north and south I find this to be a very broad generalization that is inconsistent with my observations. I'm referring to my experience in Louisiana, Georgia and Ohio for the most part. I have almost never encountered this sentiment among african-americans, quite the opposite actually. The one's I know feel very strongly that a hand out is not going to fix much, and do everything in their power to improve their situation.

If you are referring to the fact many blacks are stuck on welfare - that is a complicated issue with many contributing factors. Two name a couple:

  1. unequal access to education: Jonathon Kozol writes a lot about this. His works are a bit dated, but still very insightful. Yes, segregation ended decades ago. No, schools in predominately black (poor) areas and predominately white (right) areas are not equal.

  2. numerous unplanned pregnancies: many of which can be attributed to social stigma from within the black community, often coming from religious leaders, which limits/prohibits an open dialogue about contraception. Limited access to healthcare also contributes to this.
u/ms_teacherlady · 1 pointr/education

hey, good luck.

The Public Schools

Jim Crow's Children

Ghetto Schooling

We Make the Road By Walking

Teacher in America

Women's Education in the United States, 1740-1840

Savage Inequalities

Shame of the Nation

also, i'll second Tyack's One Best System

a few authors to read/study: John Dewey, Horace Mann, W.E.B. Du Bois, Maria Montessori, Myles Horton, Dianne Ravitch, Jeannie Oakes, bell hooks, Howard Gardner, Betty Reardon, Howard Zinn, Cathy Davidson

topics: Native American boarding schools, ethnic/racial biases of original IQ test designs, desegregation, resegregation, Vygotsky's zone of proximal development, Bloom's taxonomy, multiple intelligences, tracking, career and technical education, the Common Core, school choice, special education, peace education, types of schools: traditional public, charter, contract, private, independent; the superintendency and school governance, elected/appointed boards, mayoral control, teacher cooperatives; resource inequalities, the incorporation of technology, teacher training, mind brain education, learning environments, standardized testing, accountability, teacher evaluation...

a list like you've requested could never be exhaustive, but that should be enough to keep you busy for awhile.

u/visirale · 1 pointr/AskSocialScience

Sort of. Not my expertise by any means, but it seemed to come up in almost every class.

The bible for this kind of stuff has to be Johnathan Kozol's Savage Inequalities. It's a pretty quick read and does a great job of laying the framework for your question.