What if everything you thought you knew about Black people generally, and educating Black children specifically, was based on BS (bad stats)? We often hear things like, “Black boys are a dying breed,” “There are more Black men in prison than college,” “Black children fail because single mothers raise them,” and “Black students don’t read.” In
No BS, Ivory A. Toldson uses data analysis, anecdotes, and powerful commentary to dispel common myths and challenge conventional beliefs about educating Black children. With provocative, engaging, and at times humorous prose, Toldson teaches educators, parents, advocates, and students how to avoid BS, raise expectations, and create an educational agenda for Black children that is based on good data, thoughtful analysis, and compassion.
No BS helps people understand why Black people need people who believe in Black people enough not to believe every bad thing they hear about Black people.
Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D., is a professor of Counseling Psychology at Howard University, the president of Quality Education for Minorities, the editor-in-chief of the
Journal of Negro Education, and executive editor of the
Journal of Policy Analysis and Research, published by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
For people who wonder if any of the bad things they hear about Black people are true, and everyone interested in using the data-driven and compassionate strategies to improve educational outcomes for Black students.