Locating Black mixed-race males in the Black supplementary school movement

Remi Joseph-Salisbury, Kehinde Andrews

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Abstract

This article draws upon data from semi-structured interviews conducted with black mixed-race males in the UK and the US, to argue that a revival of the black supplementary school movement could play an important role in the education of black mixed-race males. The article contends that a strong identification with blackness, and a concomitant rejection of the values of mainstream schooling, make black supplementary education a viable intervention for raising the attainment and improving the experiences of black mixed-race males. Whilst blackness was important to participants’ understandings of their lived experiences, this did not engender a disregard for their mixedness. Supplementary schools must therefore find ways of recognising black mixedness within their practice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRace, Ethnicity and Education
Early online date8 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Black, mixed-race, education, supplementary school, identity

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