- The Context
- State of the State
Yali Perez worries about her son Ian playing outside with other kids near their home in Bridesburg. On paper, the neighborhood is safe. But Yali says racial animosity here can escalate things from bad to worse to seemingly irreparable.
The gap between the state’s students of color (33 percent) and teachers of color remains among the most disparate in the country.
In Pennsylvania, as of 2018, less than 3 percent of teachers are African American, and barely 1 percent are African American males.