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Too few black men are earning college degrees. Can Texas turn that around?

The numbers are staggeringly low: Only one college in Texas graduated more than 100 African American men in 2016.

It’s a grim statistic that punctuates glaring disparities across their educational journey.

Black males are more likely to get disciplined more harshly than their peers even as early as prekindergarten. They’re less likely to get tapped for talented and gifted programs that put them on track for college readiness and more likely to be placed in special education classes.

These inequities put them further behind than their peers, making it harder to earn a degree.

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