This volume examines special issues associated with providing services and guidance to African American men. Although this group of men is like any other in its struggle with its social and economic problems, African American men experience a higher rate of murder, imprisonment, unemployment and racism. The contributors to this book provide a broad, interdisciplinary view of the possible solutions to the different problems facing African American men.
Chapter 10: Mapping School Violence with Students, Teachers, and Administrators
Mapping School Violence with Students, Teachers, and Administrators
Given that African American male youth are at an increased risk for becoming the victims and perpetrators of violent crime, many researchers have proposed that preventive interventions be aimed specifically at this vulnerable group (Ash, Kellermann, Fuqua-Whitley, & Johnson, 1996; Dohrn, 1995; Hammond & Yung, 1994; Hausman, Spivak, & Prothrow-Stith, 1994; Kachur et al., 1996; Sautter, 1995). However, designing intervention programs solely for young African American males presents an ethical dilemma. On the one hand, an emphasis on African American males may distract from other powerful social or environmental factors that contribute to a higher prevalence of violence among this group. Interventions created only for African American males may unintentionally ...