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Basic Black; Young, Black, Male, and At Risk


CAPTIONED MASTER Season 38 Young, Black, Male at Risk Show#3705 Taped: 07/20/2005 Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:46 Broadcast date: 05/04/2006

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Basic Black
Young, Black, Male, and At Risk
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THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

The state of education for black boys is alarming. Black boys are more likely than any other group of children to be expelled or suspended from school. They are often the majority of students to be assigned to special education classes. While poverty and inadequate school systems bear some of the blame, the situation for black boys is far more complicated. Guest host Howard Manly is joined by Rosa Smith, president of the Cambridge-based Schott Foundation for Public Education.



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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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