The National Boys and Men of Color Institute's is a multi-tiered, national effort focused on working with communities to pull themselves from their "rootstraps" through engaging elders, leading experts, systems leaders and community based agencies that have a vested interest in improving the lives of boys and men of color.
We know that nationally the demographics of our nation are changing at an accelerated pace. According to the Urban Institute, ethnic minorities now make up 46 percent of all children. By 2023, the majority of American children will be people of color.
What We Know:
We know that nationally, the demographics of our nation are changing at an accelerated pace. According to the Urban Instittue, ethnic minorities now make up 46 percent of all children. By 2023 the majority of American children will be people of color*
We know that Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) face profound health, educational and socio-economic inequities. In fact, the prolonged exposure to chronic disparities related to poverty, legally or culturally sanctioned inequity, injustice, discrimination, segregation, and forced acculturation are common legacies of a ll BMoC, and is shared root cause of intergeneration trauma. While there are universal facts and commonalities in the root causes of disparity and trauma face by communities of color; each has its own unique history and cultural prism that guides a path to healing, reconciliation, and wholeness. To be sure, Latinos, African Americans and First Nation populations share some important common elements in history, disparity and life outcomes.
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