KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

Parenting, Poverty & Race: Reflections of a Former Black Teen Mom

Posted by Phil Gordon on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

I am staggered by the weightiness of the topic of race, poverty and parenting, because its implications are incredibly important.  I ask myself, ‘what lay at the heart of the matter of this conversation’?  Does a propensity of research really prove that poor Black and Hispanic children experience double jeopardy because of poverty and low quality parentingOr, is this an instance of the intersection of research and stereotypical life experiences of the poor and minority? 

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Tags: achievement gap, parent assessment, race and Parenting, poverty