The significant gap in literacy and reading between white students and students of color has roots in the income disparities between races. Statistics from Reading is Fundamental indicates that 50 percent of African-American, 47 percent of Hispanic and 49 percent of American Indian fourth graders score below the basic reading level. Read more
Once a year, the African-American community looks forward to the 28 days of February to recognize achievements, and celebrate historical contributions of the too-often neglected accomplishments of African-Americans throughout our nation’s history.
As a welcome to Oviatt’s celebration of Black History Month, they are inviting everyone -- CSUN students, staff, faculty and community members to share their thoughts on why Black history matters. Read more