Elementary Genocide: From Primary To Penitentiary by Rahiem Shabazz

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

ELEMENTARY GENOCIDE appeals to a wide general viewership by addressing the social, cultural, political and personal ramifications of how the federal government allots money to each state, to build prions based on the failure rate of 4th and 5th graders. In America, where half of the 4th grade is reading below grade level and more African-American males are in jail than are in college, Elementary Genocide serves as a striking reminder of a flawed system in need of repair.

America’s education system is in trouble. And for young black males, it’s in crisis. Black boys are twice as likely as whites to be held back in elementary school, three times as likely to be suspended from school, and half as likely to graduate from college.

As the first-ever big picture longitudinal piece exploring the issue, we believe Elementary Genocide is of historical and social significance. Elementary Genocide is the centerpiece of a comprehensive, cross-platform engagement campaign aimed at engaging parents, youth and teachers to come together to advocate for the academic success of young men and women of color. The film and the campaign have the potential to spur a new kind of dialogue and action around the subtle factors that affect the success of African-American students of color.

Rahiem Shabazz is a film maker based in Atlanta and has been credited with several awards in the area of film and journalism. His work has appeared on various sites across the United States via his journalistic & video accomplishments and he is a regular contributor to HHE. To get more details regarding the official release date for his documentary, please visit www.rashaentertainment.com today.

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