Research Report Understanding the Environmental Contexts of Boys and Young Men of Color
Lynette A. Rawlings
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The environments in which children grow up profoundly shape their socio-emotional health and development and set the stage for future success. This essay provides a framework for understanding how various settings influence lives of boys and young men of color. Failure to take these environments into account treats the problems experienced by this group as entirely of their own making and ignores the role that external forces play in contributing to poor outcomes. This essay provides a context for future research and analysis, in hopes that it will examine the lives and circumstances of boys and young men of color using more complex and nuanced perspectives.
Research Areas Race and equity
Tags Racial and ethnic disparities Racial segregation Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Men and boys Kids in context Families with low incomes
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population