Can you expand on how Kelly’s essay is a roadmap? From my reading of it the document walks through several for M4BL demands, but doesn’t support the assertions or show how the meeting of the demands would produce the desired result.
The M4BL document itself seems to be making interesting policy alternatives, but requiring that only black people benifit while not showing that the current policy harms only black people. For example, among the Reperations heading is the demand for free education for all black people. Why limit it to only black people? How does that limitation make it a better policy? What would happen if a group made the same demand but limitied it to white men?
None of the citations that I could in the M4BL showed controlling for all other variables black people are exclusively being oppressed by the public institutions such as the schools, the police, the courts, etc. One of the the papers the Black Girls Matter report explicitly states that there isn’t enough data out there to even start to draw conclussions
Black girls face a statistically greater chance of suspension and
expulsion compared to other students of the same gender….
The prevalence of racial disparity in school discipline is well-known, but the greater racial disparity that Black female students face has not figured prominently in research or advocacy around school achievement. Factors that may contribute to the relative silence about this issue include methods of data gathering and reporting that fail to disaggregate information by both race and gender.
http://www.atlanticphilanthropies.org/app/uploads/2015/09/BlackGirlsMatter_Report.pdf, page 23
In other words, there isn’t research that gives any information as to why lack girls face a statistically greater chance of suspension compared to other students of the same gender. Rightly, the group that wrote the report demands that there be funding for more research. That makes sense to me.
If the M4BL writers can’t demonstarte a link, they are just implying and asserting without evidence. If that is the case their demands have the same chance as luck to make the difference they say they will.
Thank you and i look forward to your thoughts