Poll Finds that ‘Lack of Parental Involvement’ Is the Biggest Education Issue for African-Americans Today

Poll Finds that 'Lack of Parental Involvement' Is the Biggest Education Issue for African-Americans Today

Subpar wages, racial discrimination and “lack of parental involvement” in education are just a few of the major issues troubling African-Americans today, according to a new poll.

Ebony magazine and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently released the findings of a telephone survey of 1,005 respondents. Almost 75 percent of those surveyed are concerned about income inequality.

“We have a lot of work to do in creating jobs and making sure that people of color receive the training and education needed to obtain those jobs,” said La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the foundation.

“We believe the lack of employment is really critical and impacts a child’s well-being and limits opportunities.”

Tabron said that if racial inequities are addressed, the result would be a healthier, better educated, more diverse workforce and an overall boost to the economy, including an increase of almost $2 trillion in Black spending power.

Additionally, the survey also revealed that:

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Source: BET | Patrice Peck

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