The Education of Black Males in a ‘Post-Racial’ World examines the varied structural and discursive contexts of race, masculinities and class that shape the educational and social lives of Black males. The contributing authors take direct aim at the current discourses that construct Black males as disengaged in schooling because of an autonomous Black male culture, and explore how media, social sciences, school curriculum, popular culture and sport can define and constrain the lives of Black males. The chapters also provide alternative methodologies, theories and analyses for making sense of and addressing the complex needs of Black males in schools and in society. By expanding our understanding of how unequal access to productive opportunities and quality resources converge to systemically create disparate experiences and outcomes for African-American males, this volume powerfully illustrates that race still matters in 'post-racial' America.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Race Ethnicity and Education.
Table of Contents
1. The Education of Black Males in a ‘Post-Racial’ World Anthony L. Brown and Jamel K. Donnor 2. Boyz to Men? Teaching to Restore Black Boys' Childhood Gloria Ladson-Billings 3. Toward a New Narrative on Black Males, Education, and Public Policy Anthony L. Brown and Jamel K. Donnor 4. Escaping Devil’s Island: Confronting Racism, Learning History Carl Grant 5. From Visuals to Vision: Using GIS to Inform Civic Dialogue about African American Males William F. Tate IV and Mark Hogrebe 6. Sociocultural Knowledge, and Visual Re(-)presentations of Black Masculinity and Community: Reading The Wire for Critical Multicultural Teacher Education Keffrelyn D. Brown and Amelia M. Kraehe 7. Living the Dream or Awakening from the Nightmare: Race and Athletic Identity Louis Harrison, Gary Sailes, Willy K. Rotich and Albert Bimper 8. Research Concerns, Cautions & Considerations on Black males in a ‘Post Racial’ Society Tyrone Howard and Terry Flennaugh 9. New Possibilities: (Re)Engaging Black Male Youth Within Community Based Educational Spaces Bianca J. Baldrige, Marc Lamont Hill, and James Earl Davis
Anthony L. Brown is Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the area of social studies education at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is a former classroom teacher and school administrator, whose scholarly interests focus on the education and learning experiences of African Americans. His work has been published in The Urban Review, Teachers College Record and Race Ethnicity and Education.
Jamel K. Donnor is Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at The College of William and Mary, USA. His research focuses on race and inequality, which encompasses three key areas: theory, policy analysis and the education of African American males. Theoretically, his interests in race are aligned with critical race theory (CRT). His work has been published in the Journal of Educational Foundations, Educational Technology and Race Ethnicity and Education.