Diversity

Impact: African American Males in Education

Definition of Diversity

According to http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/ "The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique
and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious
orientation, socio-economic status, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding
each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich
dimensions of diversity contained within each individual."

Perception of the African American Male Learner

A diversity issue impacting education is the African American Male. Although there is not much empirical data to support the theory, it is important to consider the the impact on students with teachers of like races.

The following article addresses diversity as it relates to the African American Male.

http://educationnext.org/the-race-connection/