Bibliography: Black Lives (page 1 of 1)

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Bibliography: Black Lives (page 1 of 1)

Miller,†Brian;†Schwartz,†Joni†(2016).†The†Intersection†of†Black†Lives†Matter†and†Adult†Education:†One†Community†College†Initiative,†New†Directions†for†Adult†and†Continuing†Education.†This†chapter†is†a†call†to†action†for†adult†educators†to†critically†engage†the†Black†Lives†Matter†Movement†through†pedagogy,†community†engagement†and†scholarly†activism.†It†explores†the†intersection†of†the†Black†Lives†Matter†movement†and†adult†education†by†highlighting†the†response†of†one†community†college†initiative.†[More]††Descriptors:†Adult†Education,†Activism,†Critical†Theory,†Community†Colleges

Gasman,†Marybeth†(2017).†The†Black†Lives†Matter†Movement†and†Historically†Black†Colleges†and†Universities,†Penn†GSE†Perspectives†on†Urban†Education.†This†article†looks†at†the†Black†Lives†Matter†Movement†and†Historically†Black†Colleges†and†Universities.†Historically†Black†Colleges†and†Universities†(HBCUs)†continue†to†play†an†important†role†in†society.†However,†what†the†Black†Lives†Matter†movement†shows†consistently†is†that†predominantly†White†institutions†need†to†change,†to†step†up†and†embrace†difference,†and†to†be†truly†inclusive.†Doing†so†means†that†some†policies†will†need†to†change,†some†traditions†will†need†to†end,†and†more†oversight†will†be†needed†in†order†to†ensure†that†African†Americans†have†choices†for†their†educational†endeavors.†HBCUs†should†not†be†left†to†do†all†of†the†hard†work.†Instead,†predominantly†White†institutions†should†look†to†them†as†examples†and†for†guidance†in†empowering†African†American†students†by†providing†a†safe†environment†and†truly†valuing†their†contributions.†HBCUs†are†places†where†Black†lives†have†always†mattered†but†there†is†nothing†but†will†stopping†all†colleges†and†universities†from†valuing†Black†lives†in†the†same†way.†[More]††Descriptors:†Activism,†African†Americans,†Black†Colleges,†College†Role

Watson,†Terri†N.;†Rivera-McCutchen,†Rosa†L.†(2016).†#BlackLivesMatter:†A†Call†for†Transformative†Leadership,†Journal†of†Cases†in†Educational†Leadership.†Michael†Pelligrino†is†a†novice†principal†in†a†large†urban†high†school.†After†a†rocky†yet†somewhat†successful†first†year†as†the†principal†of†Hilltop†High†School,†tensions†in†the†school†and†surrounding†community†are†at†an†all-time†high.†The†deaths†of†unarmed†Black†men,†women,†and†children†by†law†enforcement†agents†nationwide†have†led†hundreds†of†students†to†participate†in†community-led†protests†aligned†with†the†#BlackLivesMatter†movement.†Pelligrino†is†conflicted.†Should†he†respond†to†the†needs†of†his†school†community†or†continue†to†focus†on†district†mandates?†This†case†study†provides†opportunities†for†aspiring†school†leaders†to†engage†in†critical†reflection†and†transformative†leadership†practices.†[More]††Descriptors:†Transformational†Leadership,†Principals,†Novices,†High†Schools

Bryant,†Lawrence;†Bowman,†Lorenzo;†Isaac-Savage,†E.†Paulette†(2016).†Adult†Education†and†Spirituality:†A†"Liberatory†Spaces"†for†Black†Gay†Men,†New†Directions†for†Adult†and†Continuing†Education.†In†this†chapter†the†authors†examine†the†role†of†spirituality†in†the†lives†of†Black†gay†men.†[More]††Descriptors:†Adult†Education,†Spiritual†Development,†Homosexuality,†African†Americans

Gross,†Jeffrey†(2016).†Black†Lives†Matter:†Teaching†African†American†Literature†and†the†Struggle,†CEA†Forum.†In†theorizing†how†we†should†pedagogically†approach†African†American†literature,†especially†in†courses†for†undergraduates,†I†argue†that†we†have†to†move†away†from†questions†of†what†was†or†even†what†is†African†American†literature†and,†instead,†find†ways†to†teach†African†American†literature†in†both†its†historical†contexts–artistic†and†political–and†its†contemporary†resonances.†We†can†embrace†the†ways†the†field†and†each†piece†of†literature†simultaneously†was†and†is.†Importantly,†we†can†think†about†what†both†African†American†literature†and†the†course†on†this†literature†need†to†be†in†ways†that†focus†on†past,†present,†and†future.†For†students,†African†American†literature†can†be†a†living†voice†in†a†broader†trajectory†of†civil†and†social†death,†de†jure†and†de†facto†discrimination,†and†the†struggle†for†social†justice.†Our†current†moment†demands†it,†and†the†persistence†of†the†Black†Lives†Matter†movement–from†its†origins†in†the†wake†of†Trayvon†Martin†and†Michael†Brown's†deaths†into†the†early†stages†of†the†2016†U.S.†presidential†campaigns'†warrants,†or†perhaps†even†necessitates,†a†pedagogy†that†positions†African†American†literature†courses†as†spaces†on†campuses†where†the†vulnerabilities†of†and†violent†acts†against†black†lives†can†be†discussed.†In†this†paper,†I†am†particularly†interested†in†examining†both†the†praxis†of†teaching†African†American†literature†as†part†of†a†cultural†and†civic†literacy†program†for†our†students†and†then†in†examining†the†larger†stakes†of†our†moment,†both†for†racism†in†the†United†States†and†the†role†of†literature†courses†of†programs.†[More]††Descriptors:†African†American†Literature,†African†Americans,†Social†Justice,†Racial†Bias

Perhamus,†Lisa†M.;†Joldersma,†Clarence†W.†(2016).†Interpellating†Dispossession:†Distributions†of†Vulnerability†and†the†Politics†of†Grieving†in†the†Precarious†Mattering†of†Lives,†Philosophical†Studies†in†Education.†The†protest†and†movement†#BlackLivesMatter†that†began†in†2012†has†fueled†a†national†will†of†resistance†to†State†violence†and†has†nourished†a†sense†of†humanity†that†demands†the†valuing†of†all†Black†people.†As†part†of†the†U.S.'s†long†history†of†systemic†racism†and†its†histories†of†local†resistance,†#BlackLivesMatter†(BLM†hereafter)†has†renewed†"national†attention†to†the†disregard†for†the†lives†of†young†Black†men†by†the†established†structures†of†power†.†.†.†[and]†calls†for†a†deeper†humanity."†In†this†nationally†visible†moment†of†moral†outrage†about†the†disposable†treatment†of†Black†people,†BLM†pushes†the†grieving†of†marginalized†people†of†color†into†the†public†eye†and†the†nation's†historical†narrative.†BLM's†ideological†and†political†intervention†is†a†call†to†change†the†existential†and†sociopolitical†conditions†for†Black†lives.†The†authors†argue†that,†as†a†movement†in†history†and†a†public†project†at†this†moment†in†time,†BLM†reframes†for†society†who†matters†as†a†human†life.†In†the†first†section†of†the†article,†their†analysis†begins†with†the†relationship†between†precariousness†and†mattering,†arguing†that†BLM's†protests†are†enacted†through†contesting†the†grievability†of†precarious,†lost†Black†lives,†thereby†claiming†Black†lives†recognizable†as†a†human†life.†In†the†second†section,†they†build†on†this†analysis†with†a†discussion†of†interpellation,†dispossession,†and†haunting.†Their†argument†here†is†that†the†sociopolitical†differential†distribution†of†precariousness†(vulnerability)†is†enacted†often†through†geographically-located†racial†inequality†and†spatially†distributed†dispossession†of†mattering.†In†the†final†section†they†argue†that†BLM's†dimension†of†consciousness-raising†also†has†an†educative†message†for†formal†schooling:†it†cannot†operate†outside†of†BLM's†national†educational†undertaking,†for†schooling†too†is†hailed†by†BLM†to†recognize†that†all†lives†matter†only†when†all†Black†lives†matter.†The†authors†connect†BLM's†educational†message†to†schooling†through†its†call†to†renew†an†examination†of†schooling's†own†racialized†conditions†of†mattering.†They†suggest†a†pedagogy†of†hauntology,†constituting†an†education†for†grievability,†as†one†way†for†schooling†to†respond†to†this†call.†[More]††Descriptors:†Activism,†African†Americans,†Grief,†Politics

Montgomery,†Nicholl†(2016).†Going†Back†to†Move†Us†Forward:†A†Conversation†with†Dr.†Cynthia†Dillard†(Nana†Mansa†II†of†Mpeasem,†Ghana,†West†Africa),†Equity†&†Excellence†in†Education.†The†Black†Lives†Matter†movement†has†brought†much†needed†attention†to†the†police†brutality†that†has†plagued†Black†communities†nationwide†for†decades.†This†increased†attention†has†sparked†much†needed†dialogue†about†what†it†means†to†be†Black†in†America.†Unfortunately,†many†of†these†conversations†continue†to†leave†Black†women†voiceless.†This†lack†of†voice†within†the†movement†allows†for†the†continued†oppression†of†Black†women†and†girls.†This†essay†explores†wellness†as†resistance†and†survival†for†Black†girls†and†women.†In†order†to†understand†wellness,†the†essay†explores†what†wellness†could†look†like†and†what†steps†one†could†take†to†be†well.†[More]††Descriptors:†Foreign†Countries,†Racial†Bias,†Racial†Discrimination,†Activism

Patton,†Lori†D.;†Jordan,†Jodi†L.†(2017).†It's†Not†about†"You,"†It's†about†"Us":†A†Black†Woman†Administrator's†Efforts†to†Disrupt†White†Fragility†in†an†Urban†School,†Journal†of†Cases†in†Educational†Leadership.†This†case†centers†on†a†Black†woman†school†administrator†and†efforts†to†disrupt†Whiteness†among†an†urban†elementary†school†teaching†staff.†The†case†details†the†resistance†she†encounters†while†encouraging†teachers†to†confront†"White†fragility"†and†consider†how†their†fragile†perspectives†on†race†and†racism†shape†how†they†educate†Black†students.†She†attempts†to†incorporate†relevant†social†justice†issues,†particularly†associated†with†the†"Black†Lives†Matter"†campaign†into†professional†development†to†challenge†teachers'†deficit†thinking.†Finally,†the†case†demonstrates†oppressive†leadership†politics†driving†the†(mis)education†of†racially†minoritized†students.†[More]††Descriptors:†Administrators,†Females,†African†Americans,†Urban†Schools

Hope,†Elan†C.;†Keels,†Micere;†Durkee,†Myles†I.†(2016).†Participation†in†Black†Lives†Matter†and†Deferred†Action†for†Childhood†Arrivals:†Modern†Activism†among†Black†and†Latino†College†Students,†Journal†of†Diversity†in†Higher†Education.†Political†activism†is†one†way†racially/ethnically†marginalized†youth†can†combat†institutional†discrimination†and†seek†legislative†change†toward†equality†and†justice.†In†the†current†study,†we†examine†participation†in†#BlackLivesMatter†(BLM)†and†advocacy†for†Deferred†Action†for†Childhood†Arrivals†(DACA)†as†political†activism†popular†among†youth.†Participants†were†533†Black†and†Latino†college†students.†We†found†that†both†Black†and†Latino†students†reported†more†involvement†in†BLM†than†DACA.†There†were†no†gender†differences†in†participation†for†Black†students,†but†Latina†women†reported†greater†participation†in†BLM†and†DACA†than†Latino†men.†We†also†tested†whether†demographic†characteristics,†racial/ethnic†microaggressions,†and†political†efficacy†predict†BLM†and†DACA†involvement.†For†Black†students,†prior†political†activism†predicted†involvement†in†BLM†and†DACA†and†immigration†status†predicted†DACA†involvement.†For†Latino†students,†more†experiences†of†racial/ethnic†microaggressions†predicted†involvement†in†BLM†and†DACA†and†political†efficacy†predicted†DACA†involvement.†Findings†highlight†rates†of†participation†in†modern†sociopolitical†movements†and†expand†our†understanding†of†how†psychological†factors†may†differentially†promote†activism†for†Black†and†Latino†college†students.†[More]††Descriptors:†Activism,†Hispanic†American†Students,†African†American†Students,†College†Students

Mustaffa,†Jalil†Bishop†(2017).†Mapping†Violence,†Naming†Life:†A†History†of†Anti-Black†Oppression†in†the†Higher†Education†System,†International†Journal†of†Qualitative†Studies†in†Education†(QSE).†The†article†will†provide†a†historical†overview†of†anti-Black†violence†in†the†higher†education†system†across†three†time†periods:†Colonial†Era,†Post-Civil†War,†and†the†mid-to-late†twentieth†century.†Mapping†violence†demands†a†focus†on†how†higher†education†historically†has†practiced†anti-Black†oppression†coupled†with†how†Black†people†have†practiced†resistance†and†life-making.†Both†the†terms†education†violence†(how†systems†of†schooling†limit†and†kill†Black†lives)†and†life-making†(how†Black†people†engage†in†alternative†self-definition†and†self-care)†are†introduced†to†name†pivotal†moments†in†this†history.†Defining†violence†at†structural,†cultural,†and†direct†levels,†the†paper†accounts†for†how†higher†education†has†been†an†engine†and†reflection†of†racial†hierarchy.†The†article†ends†with†the†implications†history†has†for†issues†of†anti-Blackness†and†movements†for†Black†life-making†in†the†higher†education†system†today.†[More]††Descriptors:†Higher†Education,†Social†Justice,†Blacks,†Violence

Dillard,†Cynthia†B.†(2016).†To†Address†Suffering†That†the†Majority†Can't†See:†Lessons†from†Black†Women's†Leadership†in†the†Workplace,†New†Directions†for†Adult†and†Continuing†Education.†This†chapter†explores†how†both†historically†and†in†contemporary†times†of†escalating†violence†against†our†bodies,†minds,†and†spirits†worldwide,†Black†women†lead,†love,†and†live†within†contexts†of†suffering.†[More]††Descriptors:†Workplace†Learning,†Work†Environment,†Women†Administrators,†Leadership

Jackson,†Tambra†O.;†Flowers,†Natasha†C.†(2017).†Much†to†Lose:†Black†Mother†Educators†Respond†to†Donald†Trump's†Comments†about†Schools,†International†Journal†of†Qualitative†Studies†in†Education†(QSE).†In†this†essay,†we†specifically†focus†our†attention†on†Donald†Trump's†perspective†of†the†conditions†of†schools†that†Black†children†attend.†The†fact†remains†that†as†a†presidential†candidate,†he†verbalized†stereotypical†notions†that†many†people†hold†about†the†conditions†of†schools†that†Black†children†attend.†Thus,†the†purpose†of†this†essay†is†to†interrupt†dangerous†stereotypes†that†often†go†unchallenged†because†they†are†the†unspoken†norm†for†mainstream†America.†Our†response†is†framed†by†our†positionality†as†Black†mother†educators.†The†complex†intersection†of†these†identities†require†us†to†think†deeply†about†the†implications†of†a†Trump†administration†on†the†lives†of†Black†children.†[More]††Descriptors:†African†Americans,†Mothers,†Current†Events,†Racial†Relations

Obermark,†Lauren†E.†(2017).†Public†Rhetoric†in†the†Shadow†of†Ferguson:†Co-Creating†Rhetorical†Theory†in†the†Community†and†the†Classroom,†Composition†Forum.†This†multimedia†article†focuses†on†my†experience†as†a†professor†working†on†a†campus†adjacent†to†Ferguson,†Missouri.†I†discuss†the†ways†that†Ferguson†and†Black†Lives†Matter†pushed†me†to†intentionally†and†meaningfully†connect†my†teaching,†research,†and†the†local†community.†Through†narrative,†video†and†audio†excerpts†and†analysis†of†conversations†with†Ferguson†community†members,†and†pedagogical†reflection,†I†argue†for†an†understanding†of†public†rhetoric†and†writing†that†is†more†inclusive†of†listening,†archives,†collectivity,†and†social†justice.†I†also†highlight†the†importance†of†building†rhetorical†theory†alongside†public†rhetors†in†local†communities,†helping†students†understand†that†the†rhetorical†tradition†is†far†from†a†historical†relic.†Instead,†it†is†a†work-in-progress,†living†and†breathing†all†around†them.†[More]††Descriptors:†Public†Opinion,†Rhetoric,†Racial†Bias,†Activism

Johnson,†Latrise†P.†(2017).†The†Status†That†Troubled†Me:†Re-Examining†Work†with†Black†Boys†through†a†Culturally†Sustaining†Pedagogical†Framework,†Urban†Education.†To†understand†how†one†participant†"engage[s]†in†social†action†to†solve†problems,"†this†research†utilizes†critical†narrative†analysis†to†illustrate†how†researchers†may†re-enter†into†critical†conversations†with†participants†to†interrupt†deficit†discourses†used†when†describing†the†lives†of†Black†male†youth.†This†article†analyzes†the†narrative†of†Teamer–a†Black†male†from†the†urban†south†and†former†student†of†the†researcher–alongside†problematic†and†pervasive†discourse†to†illustrate†how†individual†narratives†provide†the†context†for†re-examining†normalized†notions†and†how†participating†in†critical†meta-awareness†can†interrupt†the†deficit†gaze†placed†upon†Black†males.†[More]††Descriptors:†African†Americans,†Males,†Cultural†Relevance,†Social†Action

Pabon,†Amber†Jean-Marie†(2017).†In†Hindsight†and†Now†Again:†Black†Male†Teachers'†Recollections†on†the†Suffering†of†Black†Male†Youth†in†US†Public†Schools,†Race,†Ethnicity†and†Education.†This†article†draws†from†data†in†a†larger†qualitative†study†on†the†lives†of†black†male†teachers†in†US†public†urban†schools.†I†examine†their†schooling†experiences†as†black†male†youth.†By†coupling†theories†of†social†suffering†with†life†history†methodology,†this†research†analyzes†how†three†black†male†teachers†experienced†frustration,†marginalization,†and†misery†as†students.†For†these†participants,†academic†tracking†was†a†site†of†social†suffering.†This†suffering†persisted†into†their†adult†lives†as†classroom†teachers,†as†they†witnessed†and†attempted†to†mitigate†the†struggles†of†their†own†black†male†students.†The†findings†in†this†study†have†implications†for†further†research†on†black†male†teachers†as†well†as†their†recruitment†and†retention†in†US†public†schools.†[More]††Descriptors:†African†American†Teachers,†Teacher†Attitudes,†African†American†Students,†Males

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