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.”

Comments (3)

  1. This is an inspiring speech and beautiful message to all our children! Our children need to be uplifted no matter the race, religion and creed. Our children need to see a world of love to avoid the mistakes of the past!

  2. Beyonce hit this issue right on the ball, speaking out on culturally relevant representation. It is great that she is using her platform to inspire and education millions on an issue that really affects minority children. We need to work harder to represent minorities in the media and in education. I’m excited to see Genius Plaza working to provide Culturally Relevant Curriculum for students of color who are begging for content that reflect them in all aspects.

  3. It is important to uphold one’s beliefs and she does it well.

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