Black Men in the Academy Narratives of Resiliency, Achievement, and Success

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-11-03
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Since slavery, black men have always displayed a predilection for education. Despite this affinity, there is today a different narrative regarding black men and education. Specifically, this narrative centers on a deficit perspective surrounding black men and education. While discussing the issues affecting the success of black men is critical, it is equally important to focus on the achievements of black men in education. The growing trend in literature on black men reframes the discourse from a deficit perspective to anti-deficit approach. Anchored in this approach, this book explores narratives of resiliency, success, and achievement for black men in the academy. The powerful and compelling narratives provide role modeling, lessons of success, support, mentorship, and hope for black men and marginalized populations.

Author Biography

Brian L. McGowan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.
Robert T. Palmer is Associate Professor of Student Affairs Administration at the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA.
J. Luke Wood is Associate Professor of Community College Leadership and the Director of the Doctoral Program in Community College Leadership at San Diego State University, USA.
David F. Hibbler, Jr, is a PhD student in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Higher Education Administration at the University of South Florida, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Reframing Black Male Success in Education: Narratives of Resiliency, Inspiration, and Success; Brian L. McGowan, Robert T. Palmer, J. Luke Wood, and David Hibbler, Jr.
2. The College Graduate: My Life Translated by Kanye West; J. T. Snipes
3. The Experience of a Black Male Doctoral Reentry Student after Attrition: A Self Reflective Study; Ferlin G. McGaskey
4. Pursuit of Happiness: Reflections From a Young Man; Jameel Scott
5. Family First: Exploring the Connection between Supportive Relationships and Self-Efficacy; Michael Steven Williams
6. Building on Our Mathematical Legacy of Brilliance: A Critical Race Reflective Narrative; Christopher C. Jett
7. He Became a WHAT?!? Memoirs of a Somewhat Unlikely Journey into Academia; Willis Jones
8. Am I Special? Rethinking Notions of Exceptionality in Black Male Success Narratives; Keon M. McGuire
9. An Inspirational and Onerous Journey from the Great Migration to the Academy; Christopher B. Newman
10. Projects to PhD: Falling through the Cracks and Finding Success; Don C. Sawyer III
11. The Black Male Body and The (Post?) Colonial University: Identity Politics and the Tyranny of Meritocracy; T. Elon Dancy II
12. Nobody knows the Trouble I've Seen in the Academy; John Michael Lee, Jr
13. Integrating Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice as a Practitioner in Higher Education; Eric Love
14. Exploring the Resiliency, Achievement, and Academic Success of a Direct Descendant of the Prince Edward County, Virginia (1959-1964) School Lockout; Terence Hicks

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