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Chicago Conference on Black Boys

Pedro Noguera was the keynote speaker at this Catalyst-sponsored conference.

No one has an exact answer for why schools are failing black and Latino males, he said:

The way we socialize boys might be implicated in this," Noguera said. "The women's movement was very clear that what we have to fight against is the narrowness of gender roles... (but) there has been no corresponding movement among men.

Noguera also said the problem will not be easy to fix. "Let's not pretend that if we create one more mentoring program, we're going to solve this," Noguera said.

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