Locating black mixed-raced males in the black supplementary school movement

Remi Joseph-Salisbury, Kehinde Andrews

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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
Pages (from-to)752-765
Number of pages14
JournalRace Ethnicity and Education
Issue number6
Early online date8 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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


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