Event Title

Black and Still Gold: Africana Cultural Approaches to Knowledge and Formal Education

Location

King Building 323

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-29-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

4-29-2016 2:30 PM

Abstract

This projects walks through the contemporary U.S. education debate from the perspective of Africana thinkers. In using critical race theory and discourse analysis, this research hopes to contribute to existing philosophies of African American achievement that counter the discourse of urban pathology and underachievement for black communities. This research is concerned with illuminating how black student achievement is often decontextualized within the mainstream education debate. Also, it seeks to pay homage to the legacy of radical innovation toward closing the achievement gap emerging directly from black communities.

Notes

Session I, Panel 2 - Case Studies in Power, Knowledge, and Narrative
Moderator: Randal Doane, Assistant Dean of Studies

Major

Africana Studies; Sociology

Advisor(s)

Pam Brooks, Africana Studies
Clovis White, Sociology

Project Mentor(s)

Clovis White, Sociology

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Apr 29th, 1:30 PM Apr 29th, 2:30 PM

Black and Still Gold: Africana Cultural Approaches to Knowledge and Formal Education

King Building 323

This projects walks through the contemporary U.S. education debate from the perspective of Africana thinkers. In using critical race theory and discourse analysis, this research hopes to contribute to existing philosophies of African American achievement that counter the discourse of urban pathology and underachievement for black communities. This research is concerned with illuminating how black student achievement is often decontextualized within the mainstream education debate. Also, it seeks to pay homage to the legacy of radical innovation toward closing the achievement gap emerging directly from black communities.