Jackson, J. F., & Moore, J. L. (2008). Introduction: The African American Male Crisis in Education: A Popular Media Infatuation or Needed Public Policy Response?. American Behavioral Scientist,51(7), 847-853.
This special theme issue, Beyond Brown: New Approaches to Addressing Inequities in Education for African American Males , addresses not only a major void in the research literature, but serves as a catalyst for better understanding the educational plight and its social implications for African American males throughout the United States. The editors of this special issue assembled some of America’s best and brightest social scientists and researchers to examine the contemporary experiences of African American males in education, as well as to offer new approaches to addressing these educational and societal issues. To this end, the contributors were asked to use the monumental court decision as a point of departure and move beyond Brown to examine the constellation of variables that may explain the general condition for African American males in education.
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