Bringing Black Mixed-Race Pupils into Focus in British Schooling

Karis Campion, Remi Joseph-Salisbury

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In this chapter, we consider the schooling experiences of Black/white mixed-race students in the UK context. To do so, we draw upon primary data from the authors’ studies on mixed-race lives. Whether as the “immigrant child” in school policies of the 1960s or—more frequently recently—as “the Black child,” we chart a history that shows how mixed-race students have often been subsumed into broader monoracial categories. Given the rapid growth in the number of people identifying as mixed-race, we argue that contemporary cosmopolitan education needs to take seriously the specific needs of its fastest-growing population. We also suggest, however, that it is necessary to tread a fine line to avoid fragmenting a Black community with which many Black mixed-race people continue to identify and be identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Approaches Toward a Cosmopolitan Education
EditorsSandra R. Schecter, Carl E. James
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780429327780
ISBN (Print)9780367347635, 9780367347642
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2021


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