Community Members Talk About Race and Education -

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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia community members got together to talk regarding race as well as education and learning Monday night.

The group talked about concerns just like test scores along with graduation rates among minorities, however much more thus talked about how they feel there exists a cultural divide on this list of races in which show up at your schools.

And Baskins said the girl ended up being pleased using the discussion, nevertheless hopes more people will come for the next a couple of forums, the first involving which is planning to be held upon August 17 at the Richland County Council Chambers.The topic will most likely be race along with politics.

"I'm really excited concerning the stuff that we've currently began doing with Logan, which were echoed tonight. The idea had been the second forum in the four part series. Right now that which usually you have got can end up being a conversation which is out about the table and all sorts of folks are getting an element inside it. We're viewing what the issues are, mentioned Henri Baskins.

The event had been hosted through the Columbia community Relations Council and also has been set in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

"We're breaking down the barriers which say, 'Well I can't say that in public,' Sure an individual can. The idea is a problem along with everybody needs to be any part of solving in which problem," your woman said.

Catherine Aitken may become the president with the parent Teacher Organization with Logan elementary throughout Columbia. The Girl says your college offers an extremely diverse neighborhood regarding students along with hopes to carry on this discussion with those students in inclusion in order to their families, obtaining ways to help almost all of the students succeed.

Charles Ringwalt, WLTX 12:05 a.m. EDT August 4, 2015

Columbia Neighborhood Members talk About Race as well as Education(Photo: Ringwalt, Charles)

Baskins is using the Columbia Neighborhood Relations Council and is organizing the particular series.. We're talking about bringing mobile PTO's and having several of our own PTO meetings throughout a flat complex inside our community," said Aitken.

Community leaders in training answered a variety of concerns and also talked with the audience about ways to help not just minority students, however just about all students.

"A large quantity of these conversations were getting held black to become able to black, white for you to white as well as Hispanic for you to Hispanic