Robert asked in Social ScienceSociology · 1 month ago

Why do African-Americans perform more poorly academically even when they attend the same schools as other races?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Possibly IQ, possibly the fact that lower expectations breed lower results, possibly lack of stable family structure

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  • 1. Can you show everyone the stats?

    2. Have you personally met Black students of what you describe?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Your making an over-generalization here, but in some cases the reason could be the generational trauma caused by racism in the past (and racist attitudes that still exist today.) If the same poorly performing African-American your talking about here grew up, in say, the same conditions as a rich white American, he'd no doubt be performing the same, if not better.

    • Robert4 weeks agoReport

      And you come to this conclusion based on what? 

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  • 1 month ago

    testosterone ......................................

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  • Native
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    1 month ago

    African Americans are people who  are BORN in Africa and eventually move to America.  BLACKS ARE NOT AFRICAN AMERICANS, THEY CHOSE TO DEMAND BEING CALLED THAT BECAUSE AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE CLASS AND ARE INTELLIGENT. I refuse to call a Black person something they are not.  

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  • 1 month ago

    That's such a blanket, opinionated statement. I guess you haven't met the multiple African-Americans that I went to school with who are top lawyers, doctors, journalists, financial consultants and the list goes on. We attended one of the best public schools in the country - full of well-educated students of all races.

  • Bobo
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    1 month ago

    It is not a matter of intelligence.  It is a matter of character.  It takes honesty, responsibility, discipline, and self-control to achieve academically.  Culturally, the African race does not value these character traits the way other cultures value them.  Look at the underdevelopment of Africa (or any other country populated by Africans--Haiti for example). 

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    because the people in their environment can't spell. English is quite horrible in this respect. Dyslexia is far less of a problem in Finland or Italy

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  • 1 month ago

    It's often tied to racism and racial stereotypes. When a person of color is told again and again that they're "naturally stupid" they will perform worse regardless of what they are actually capable of. There are a few studies that have tested this theory on multiple stereotypes and they found that when a minority group was reminded of their particular minority status before the test (whether that be race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality) they performed worse on the test than those of the same group who were not reminded of their minority status beforehand. Poor performance rates could also be tied to home life, lack of resources, and social pressure; all things that are often institutionally worse for people of color. What school you go to has nothing to do with it when you have to take care of siblings, get your self to and from school everyday, work a job, and deal with racism on top of schoolwork.

    • Robert4 weeks agoReport

      Do most black students have a job? Do they really have to deal with racism? 

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  • 1 month ago

    Their poor life choices. Single parent households. Poor self discipline.

    • Lapiz Dominoes
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Fewer eztablizhed rezourcez too- - 

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  • 1 month ago

    Not Africans just African Americans. Africans outperform or as best as other races

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