Racial equity is not easy to attain if unintended bias is not addressed. This 2006 fact sheet brings awareness to the youth in transition issue, shows the consequences of unintended discriminatory actions, and presents policy strategies to bring equal opportunity to all. This brief is part of a comprehensive Race Matters toolkit. For more information, visit the Race Matters Institute. 

January 1, 2006

Race Matters Collection

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    What hurdles kids of color face as they transition to adulthood.

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    How racial stereotypes impede kids of color becoming successful

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    What policy changes could affect racial discrimination and help kids mature into adulthood.

Key Takeaway

Kids of color trying to reach adulthood face racial bias and stereotyping in everything they do.

 The percentage of disconnected youth – 18- to 24-year-olds who were not enrolled in school, not currently working and had no degree beyond a high school diploma or GED – within each racial and ethnic group.

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