Black Males in the Green Mountains; Colorblindness and Cultural Competence in Vermont Public Schools (Black Studies and Critical Thinking #38) (Hardcover)

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Black Males in the Green Mountains; Colorblindness and Cultural Competence in Vermont Public Schools (Black Studies and Critical Thinking #38) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 38 in the Black Studies and Critical Thinking series.

Mention the state of Vermont and images of maple syrup, scenic mountains, and progressive politics come to mind. But in addition to skiing, farming, and fall foliage, there is also a startling history of racial and religious intolerance and bigotry. Burlington is known as the birthplace of John Dewey, whose enlightened views about education reached far beyond the Green Mountains to impact schools. Yet there exist many unsavory examples of equitable education deferred for a small but growing population. Black males, especially, have not been treated fairly - suffering in silence as a disproportional number are shunted away from opportunities such as college-prep courses and instead, into special education, the principal's office, and out the door due to suspension. This book seeks to answer the question: What is truly going on for Black males in Vermont public schools? Only those who were students in public schools across the state can really answer that question, and their perspectives help shed light on the condition of Black males in predominantly white rural spheres experiencing similar shifts in racial demographics across the nation.
Denise Helen Dunbar has 30 years of experience in the field of social justice education, working to facilitate the transformation of equitable communities where all students have opportunities to achieve. A scholar, advocate, and consultant, Dr. Dunbar founded Just Transformations, an organization dedicated to training educators to successfully foster equity and excellence within their schools.
Product Details ISBN: 9781433117626
ISBN-10: 1433117622
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: November 30th, 2012
Pages: 193
Language: English
Series: Black Studies and Critical Thinking