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Black Boys Apart: Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools

Author: Freeden Blume Oeur
Date: August 7, 2018
Language: English
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Abstract: While single-sex public schools face much criticism, many Black communities see in them a great promise: that they can remedy a crisis for their young men. Black Boys Apart reveals triumphs, hope, and heartbreak at two all-male schools, a public high school and a charter high school, drawing on Freeden Blume Oeur’s ethnographic work. We meet young men who felt their schools empowered and emasculated them, parents who were frustrated with co-ed schools, teachers who helped pave the road to college, and administrators who saw in Black male academies the advantages of privatizing education.
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Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
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