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Black Children Denied IQ Tests in California

I’m going to need to hear more about this case to see just how true it is.  Has anyone else heard of this?

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The United States may have come a long way in the fight against institutionalized racism but in California, black children are still being denied access to an important educational tool.
Pamela Lewis wanted to have her 6-year-old son Nicholas take a standardized IQ test (search) to determine if he qualifies for special education speech therapy. Officials at his school routinely provide the test to kids but as Lewis soon found out, not to children who are black, due to a statewide policy that goes back to 1979.


Posted by SPN on 07/02 at 03:23 PM in Racism / Prejudice

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