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Watch This Y.A. Author Break Down Racism in America by the Numbers

The majority of white Americans don’t think that racism is a significant problem in America.

The Fault in Our Stars author John Green has a not-so-secret alter ego in YouTube-land. Along with younger brother Hank Green, the acclaimed writer runs the wildly successful channel vlogbrothers, where the two spout thoughts, opinions, and general correspondence about everything from the mating patterns of giraffes to explainer videos about the American health care system.

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Are Early Interventions the Key to Ending the Black Male Education Crisis?

Scholars say we need to focus intervention efforts for black boys on pre-K through third grade, but the methods raise plenty of questions.

With only eight percent of black male eighth graders enrolled in schools in urban areas scoring "proficient" on reading tests, and only 10 percent scoring "proficient" in math, intervention programs usually focus on boosting black male middle and high school results and improving high school graduation rates. However, a solution to the black male education crisis offered at a recent symposium held by the Education Testing Service and the Children's Defense Fund suggests a different approach: Reaching young black males when they're much younger—between pre-K and third grade.

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