You’re invited to a presentation by Erase Racism, a prominent Long Island research and advocacy group committed to exposing ongoing forms of racial discrimination and advocating for laws and policies to reduce racial disparity in the region.
Based on 2000 and 2010 Census data, Long Island continues to be one of the most racially segregated regions in the country with segregation between blacks and whites remaining extremely high and segregation between Latinos, Asians and whites increasing. Since the Latino population is the fastest growing racial/ethnic group on Long Island, their increased isolation, along with the continuing very high black to white segregation levels, is cause for great concern
Few of Long Island’s black and Latino students have access to the highest performing schools on Long Island. Based on graduation rates, 3% of black students, 5% of Latino students, 28% of white students and 30% of Asian students on Long Island have access to the highest performing school districts.This event is part of the Racial Justice Matters initiative, sponsored by the Collaboration Project and Adelphi Community Reads.
Logo designed by Kelly Serrao ’16.