Academic Standard: Subject

African American Issues in Contemporary Times
Tennessee State Standards
Social Studies (2014-2019)
Grade range: 
No grade range

Students analyze the issues confronting contemporary African Americans in the continuing struggle for equality.

Elements within this Subject
Identify and analyze how the changing political environment has impacted civil rights.
Describe how African Americans have responded to or engaged in political conservatism.
Compare and contrast the responses of African Americans to the economic, social, and political challenges of contemporary America.
Identify and evaluate major contemporary African American issues confronting society, including affirmative action, the educational achievement gap, the wealth gap,
Analyze the impact of immigration and migration on the lives of African Americans in contemporary America.
Identify the major contributions of contemporary African Americans in business, education, the arts, politics, sports, science, technology, and society in general,