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With no child tax credit and inflation on the rise, families are slipping back into poverty
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With no child tax credit and inflation on the rise, families are slipping back into poverty

This story was originally published by The 19th Child poverty rates have crept back up since the program expired, leaving families struggling with food insecurity and insufficiency. By Rebekah Barber, The 19th A year ago, the expanded child tax credit ended. Between 2020 and 2021, the credit — which gave monthly payments of up to $300 per child — helped reduce child poverty by more than 40 percent. More than 36 million families received the credit in 2021, and the money helped push the child poverty rate below that of adults for the first time. But since the program expired, child poverty rates have crept back up. U.S. households are having to pay between $300 to $400 more each month compared to last year because of inflation. Food insecurity is rising once again. Now, ...
Math teachers in virtual classes tend to view girls and Black students as less capable
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Math teachers in virtual classes tend to view girls and Black students as less capable

By Yasemin Copur-Gencturk, University of Southern California; Ian Thacker, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Joseph Cimpian, New York University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea In virtual classrooms, math teachers deem Black students as less capable than white students. They also view girls as less capable than boys. That’s what we found after we conducted an experiment with 1,000 teachers in schools throughout the United States. For our experiment, we had teachers evaluate student answers to various math problems. Those answers were accompanied by images of different students online. We asked them to tell us how correct the students’ answers were. We also asked them to tell us how capable they thought the student was a...
Disparities in advanced math and science skills begin by kindergarten
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Disparities in advanced math and science skills begin by kindergarten

By Paul L. Morgan, Penn State The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Racial and ethnic disparities in advanced math and science skills occur far earlier in the U.S. than previously known. Our new study finds that 13% of white students and 16% of Asian students display advanced math skills by kindergarten. The contrasting percentage for both Black and Hispanic students is 4%. These disparities then continue to occur throughout elementary school. By fifth grade, 13% of white students and 22% of Asian students display advanced math skills. About 2% of Black students and 3% of Hispanic students do so. Similar disparities occur in advanced science skills. What explains these disparities? Factors that consistently explain these disparities...
White man in Washington sentenced to 9 months after threatening Black teen
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White man in Washington sentenced to 9 months after threatening Black teen

A White man in Washington state was reportedly sentenced to nine months in jail on Wednesday for a hate crime involving a Black high school student. Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Millie Judge sentenced 40-year-old William Cunningham to nine months in jail — the higher end of the range possible based on state guidelines for the offense, reported Herald Net. Cunningham was facing three to nine months in jail for threatening the student while hurling racist slurs at him after an altercation involving his then-teenage daughter, her boyfriend and the Black student, which began Nov. 10, 2021. The daughter also used racist slurs during the altercation on Nov. 10, reported Herald Net. Prosecutors alleged that in video evidence, Cunningham said he was "going to (expletive) all you ...
Back to School: For some kids, supplies are the least of their worries
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Back to School: For some kids, supplies are the least of their worries

Back to school has either arrived or is fast approaching for many children. For the millions of low-income students with food insecurities that depend on schools for free and/or reduced price breakfast to start the day — and lunches to sustain them from hunger — the school year could not start any faster. You may find it hard to believe that in America there are children that have food insecurities. Food insecurity, for those who may not know, is considered the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient amounts of affordable and nutritious food. This does not mean just healthy or affordable foods, but the uncertain access to adequate food (not just snacks, or a potato, but enough food to sufficiently meet the nutritional needs of the individual). Food insecurity and hunger...
New Jersey mom accuses Chuck-E-Cheese of discriminating against her Black toddler
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New Jersey mom accuses Chuck-E-Cheese of discriminating against her Black toddler

A Black mother in New Jersey said her toddler was the victim of racial discrimination when they visited a Chuck E. Cheese last weekend. In a video being circulated on social media, a Chuck E. Cheese's mouse mascot can be seen high-fiving several white children, and seemingly ignoring the mother’s little Black girl who was reaching her hand out to the mascot. PLEASE RETWEET‼️ On July 30 at Chuck E Cheese in Wayne, NJ, my 2yo was racially discriminated against. As you can see, he gives all of the yt kids hi-5s & PURPOSELY ignored my black baby. When confronted, he ignored me as well. The manager, Angie Valasquez, made excuses for him.. pic.twitter.com/QMmE3wmti1 — Umm Safa 🩰 (@belllahijabi) July 31, 2022 Chuck-E-Cheese released a statement, which said: “As home to milli...
White man in Mississippi arrested after video shows him trying to run over Black kids and use racial slur
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White man in Mississippi arrested after video shows him trying to run over Black kids and use racial slur

A White man in Mississippi has been arrested after a video went viral allegedly showing him driving in the street headed toward several Black kids on bikes and using a racial slur. On Sunday, the man identified as Mark Hall, allegedly posted a video of himself to FaceBook, which shows him driving down a street towards a group of nine Black teenagers on bicycles. Hall laughs and says “50 points” as the juveniles move out of the way to avoid being struck. He then calls them “stupid niggers.” Many people in the community — and on social media — were outraged after watching the video. The teens said the driver hit one of their bicycles, according to Action News 5. On Monday, several parents reportedly pressed charges against Hall. He was charged with nine counts of enhanced simple assaul...
Black mother accuses Sesame Place worker of ignoring her daughters during parade
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Black mother accuses Sesame Place worker of ignoring her daughters during parade

A Black mother shared a clip of a Sesame Place worker dressed as Rosita ignoring her children but acknowledging and interacting with other families nearby on Sunday in Philadelphia. The mother shared the video on Instagram which has sparked outrage, with people accusing the Sesame Place worker of racism. In the clip, the girls are standing with other families, happily and anxiously awaiting Rosita’s arrival. The person in the costume high-fives several people, who the mother said were White,  but waves disapprovingly at the woman’s daughters and continues walking by. The girls appear baffled and disappointed when the Rosita characters passes by them. The clip has gone viral with many saying they will not be visiting the amusement park for children and that the mother deserves an ex...
13-year-old Black girl makes history after getting accepted to medical school
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13-year-old Black girl makes history after getting accepted to medical school

A 13-year-old Black girl has reportedly made history by becoming the youngest Black student to be accepted into medical school. Alena Wicker, who is enrolled at Arizona State University where she is pursuing an engineering degree, announced her acceptance to medical school on her Instagram page. According to 12News, Wicker is the youngest Black person to be accepted into medical school. The college junior was accepted to University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Heersink School of Medicine through the Burroughs Wellcome Scholars Early Assurance Program, according to the teen’s social media. “I graduated High school LAST YEAR at 12 years old and here I am one year later I’ve been accepted into Med School at 13,” an Instagram post under the moniker thebrownstemgirl. More about Alena’s acc...
Video shows Black toddler hit, swear at police officer in Minnesota
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Video shows Black toddler hit, swear at police officer in Minnesota

A Black toddler was caught on camera hitting a police officer while he and another child insulted and harassed officers on duty in Minnesota. The incident reportedly happened last week when police officers were serving a warrant for a murder suspect at a residence in St. Paul. The children were standing outside in diapers without shoes or shirts as they berated the officers. One toddler can be seen swatting his hand at the officer. The officer appeared to move away to avoid getting hit by the child who used profanity and tried to insult the men over the shoes they were wearing. It is unclear who the parents of the children were or where they were as the situation took place outside. More about the incident can be found here.