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posted 05/30/2019
In a city that has been rapidly losing its black middle class, challenges for those who remain are heightened by poverty, isolation and systemic bias. But how does a journalist do more than just report on the problem?
posted 07/25/2018
Today’s San Francisco is both a microcosm of the challenge facing African-American public school students and a beacon for potential change.

Lee Romney's Blog

In a city that has been rapidly losing its black middle class, challenges for those who remain... more »
posted 05/30/19
Today’s San Francisco is both a microcosm of the challenge facing African-American public school... more »
posted 07/25/18

Lee Romney's Work

In the state of California, it is off-limits to administer an IQ test to a child if he or she is Black. That’s because of a little-known case called Larry P v Riles that in the 1970s put the IQ test itself on trial.
Community members came together in March for a forum and roundtable discussion of what it takes to navigate San Francisco Unified School District’s Special Education system and to develop an action plan to support African American students with learning differences.
The San Francisco Unified School District troubled history has plenty to teach us about what is and isn’t working for black students with special needs today.