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Race and Dyslexia


In 1989, Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw coined terminology to explain the compounding impact of race and gender on African American women - Intersectionality.

"Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects. It’s not simply that there’s a race problem here, a gender problem here, and a class or LBGTQ problem there. Many times that framework erases what happens to people who are subject to all of these things."
- Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, June 2017

We borrow this term to highlight the intersectionality of Dyslexia and race.

Race and Dyslexia

The Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children (DABC) is a national non-profit created by parents, educators, and advocates driven by the urgent need to alleviate the double disparity of unaddressed dyslexia and racism.

Impact Reports

School to Prison Pipeline

Learning Differences

Lowered literacy performance

Decreased school engagement

Racial bias

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