30 Jun '14

News Why it's critical that we boost the aspirations of black children

One in 5 black children believe their skin colour impedes their success prospects how do we change this perception?The world as we would like it to be would provide a special space for the innocence of childhood. We tell our children that with focus and hard work, and a little bit of luck, they can be whoever and whatever they want to be. But this is not the world as we would like it to be, and today there is evidence that some of that innocence is lost, and childhood aspirations have been blunted. Aim high, we say; imagine there is no ceiling. But perhaps they know too much. Continue reading...

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