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 9: African American Males: Their Status, Educational Plight, and the Possibilities for Their Future
African American Males: Their Status, Educational Plight, and the Possibilities for Their Future
The literature provides no best educational approach or model of intervention to assist African American males to improve their academic performance. In the author's opinion, too few programs address the totality of factors and institutions that cause this dreadful waste of human potential. It would appear that historical events and institutional racism have singled out the African American male as one of the least deserving members of our society. Informal discussions with African American school-age males and those who have now reached young adulthood attest to this race-gender bias. African American males' abilities to plan productive futures are hampered by ...