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Students attend their graduation ceremony at South Carolina State University. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Here's why Black students are defaulting

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Yalonda Chandler homeschools her children, Madison and Matthew. She co-founded Black Homeschoolers of Birmingham, in Alabama, and has seen the organization grow since the pandemic began. Kyra Miles/WBHM hide caption

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More Black families are homeschooling their children, citing the pandemic and racism

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Students stroll around the campus of Spelman College, a historically black college in Atlanta. Chris Shinn/Courtesy of Spelman College hide caption

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After protests on Mizzou's campus became national news, the community is trying to figure out how to move forward. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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"You just want to be heard." — Aliyah Sulaiman

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