The award-winning program serves 100 children each year and includes artists such as Dawn Tree, visual artist and Yusuf Etudaiye, pottery artist.
Without partnership schools like Greenwood Leadership Academy, some African American students could end up back in low performing schools that surround Greenwood Leadership Academy. These students, especially African American students, have a higher probability of landing on the infamous school-to-prison pipeline at a lower performing school. Oklahoma currently ranks at the top in the nation for incarceration.
The future of Oklahoma will quite literally be in the hands of those who choose to pick up and fill out a ballot on Tuesday.
And fatherless homes have decimated African Americans at a significantly higher rate than any other race. Nationally it stands at 73% and while I couldn’t find a specific number for Tulsa, it is likely very close to the national trend.
Oklahoma imprisons more of its citizens per capita than any other governing body in the world. This isn’t by accident, this is by design.
Tulsa, Okla. — Richard Zobon Baxter, 35, is a paralegal and the Founder and CEO of Racism Stinks, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating racism in America and is centered on unity, racial justice, and reconciliation.
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