My buddy Paul Lott, who happens to be a Harvard educated African American, and is also running for Congress inVirginia’s 10th District in 2022, did a little digging and created some very useful data tables to better understand how race hustlers like the NAACP, MSAAC, Equity Committee, and LCPS are applying deceptive logic when it comes to the “graduation gap” claim.
Gainesville, Virginia 06/04/2021 – The National Society for the Advancement of Black Americans (nsaba.org) conducted a study of Virginia high school graduation rates based on the most recent complete 2019 data. Researchers collected and analyzed graduation data from the 118 school districts that have black and white student enrollment. The report was produced using data publicly available on the Virginia Department of Education website. The purpose of the study was to determined the extent of the Black/White graduation gap in light of the efforts of multiple school systems looking to introduce elements of Critical Race Theory into school curricula. Three common ideas in Critical Race Theory are that racism is systemic throughout American society, all White Americans are inherently racist against Black Americans, and that the only way to correct inherent racism is through anti-racism, which includes discriminating against White Americans to counterbalance systemic and inherent racism against Black Americans. Our goal was to collect accurate data that would allow the NSABA to create and deliver supplementary education programs to the neediest schools. The conclusion of the study proved surprising to the researchers because the data indicates that Virginia school districts, with few exceptions, have achieved relative racial parity in high school graduation rates.
Virginia Black/White Graduation Highlights
In 94 of 118 school districts, Black students graduate at over a 90% graduation rate. (80%)
In 47 school districts, Blacks graduate at a higher rate. (40%)
In 77 school districts, the White/Black graduation gap is 5% or less. (65%)
There are only 8 Virginia school districts with a double-digit graduation gap. In half of those districts, Blacks graduate at a higher rate.
In the list of the 25 worse schools for Blacks and White, 11 school districts are on the list for both races.
White/Black Graduation Gap for Virginia’s Largest School Districts