Why Beyoncé is right:
You may be wondering why an education Company is talking about the Grammys or Beyoncé. Why? Because we do not want Beyoncé’s message to get lost:
It is important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty, so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families – as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House and the Grammys – and see themselves, and have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race. –Beyoncé.
Today only a small percentage of characters and stories in education reflect the diversity of our country. Think about it – less than 2% of the content in education reflects diverse characters and yet it is estimated that more than 51% percent of students are diverse.
Research has proven the importance of role models that look like our children, which means we are currently doing a disservice to a majority of students:
That is why at Genius Plaza we are working to make sure our youth sees themselves reflected in our content – not just during key holidays. We do it year round by making sure that more than 90% of our content reflects this diversity – because like Beyoncé we want all children to live in a world where they know they are “beautiful, intelligent and capable.”