Since the original release of Black Minds Matter in 2015, California has made some progress on living up to its educational responsibilities to Black students and families – but there’s still a long way to go.

Data show that Black families and communities deeply value education, yet structural racism and institutions continue to limit Black students’ access to opportunities and support for educational success.

Ed Trust–West urges local and state leaders as well as educators and fellow advocates to use this updated fact sheet as another wake-up call that we all must do much more to support California’s Black students.

For more information on steps, state leaders can take this year to better support Black students, see our 2022 Policy Agenda and just-released list of key education equity-related legislative proposals for 2022, The Equity 8.