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.
1. The Education of Black Males in a ‘Post-Racial’ World Anthony L. Brown (The University of Texas at Austin) and Jamel K. Donnor (The College of William and Mary) 2. Boyz to Men? Teaching to Restore Black Boys' Childhood Gloria Ladson-Billings (The University of Wisconsin-Madison) 3. Toward a New Narrative on Black Males, Education, and Public Policy Anthony L. Brown (The University of Texas at Austin) and Jamel K. Donnor (The College of William and Mary) 4. Escaping Devil’s Island: Confronting Racism, Learning History Carl Grant (The University of Wisconsin-Madison) 5. From Visuals to Vision: Using GIS to Inform Civic Dialogue about African American Males William F. Tate IV and Mark Hogrebe (Washington University in St. Louis) 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 (The University of Texas at Austin) 7. Living the Dream or Awakening from the Nightmare: Race and Athletic Identity Louis Harrison (The University of Texas at Austin), Gary Sailes (Indiana University), Willy K. Rotich (St. Bonaventure University) and Albert Bimper (The University of Texas at Austin) 8. Research Concerns, Cautions & Considerations on Black males in a ‘Post Racial’ Society Tyrone Howard and Terry Flennaugh (The University of California at Los Angeles) 9. New Possibilities: (Re)Engaging Black Male Youth Within Community Based Educational Spaces Bianca J. Baldrige (Teachers College, Columbia University), Marc Lamont Hill (Teachers College, Columbia University) and James Earl Davis (Temple University)