Women and those of African Heritage have often been grouped by negative stereotypes about their intellectual abilities.
A white male student is given credit for the efforts of a black female to work in a science class.
A teacher telling her black students that they should expect to get lower grades based on ‘statistics’.
Low aspiration is fed into the minds of black students, by racism from white people in authoritative positions. Without positive reinforcement, racism can greatly overshadow the students' natural abilities.
Should more be done by educators to encourage black excellence?