1 in 5 black children think their skin colour will make it harder to achieve in the UK.

BBC newsround did a research on over 1000 kids and found that 21% of black kids feel that their skin colour will hinder them from achieving in the UK. Also as part of the results from the research,

“Children from a black background were more likely to say they wanted to be footballers and rappers when they’re older.

They were less likely to want to be doctors and scientists when compared with children from other backgrounds.

Black children are also the most concerned about how teachers view them and less likely to feel their teachers would describe them as clever.”

 

This just breaks our heart and now more than ever we all have to come together to help change the mind-sets of our children. Positive and inspiring magazines such as Ten2Teens Magazine will sure help expand the mind of our kids to possibilities out there. We just need parents to buy them and see for themselves (we have received lots of positive feedbacks.) There are also mentoring organisations out there that can be of help and there again, we need parents to start being more open to these resources that are available.

We will love to hear what you have to say about this survey. What suggestions do you have about what we as a community can do to help change children’s mind sets. (The first 5 parents to respond to this post will be sent a copy of the current Ten2Teens Magazine)

 

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/28090288

 

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