A New Database of Peer-Reviewed Articles on Black Males in Education

Louis Harrison and Anthony Brown
Louis Harrison and Anthony Brown

Two African American scholars at the University of Texas at Austin have created The Black Male Education Research Collection. The new website is a repository of research on issues relating to Black men in all levels of education, with a special emphasis on higher education. The website was developed by Anthony Brown and Louis Harrison of the department of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Harrison reports that ““Dr. Brown and I, as well as researchers across the nation, have dedicated our research focus to understanding and providing critical analyses of the questions and concerns surrounding Black males in the educational arena. Yet we have heard a constant refrain about the scarcity of this research, which we found perplexing.”

The focus of the new website extends from kindergarten through higher education and includes everything from mentoring, psychological health, and sports/athletics. The goal of the initiative is to educate and inform academics, policy makers, journalists, and mentors of the disparities taking place in today’s education system that relate to Black men.

This collection of research is composed primarily of peer-reviewed journal articles. But books, book reviews, magazines, or dissertations may be added at a later date.

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  1. Hi my name is Mahdee Gil and I am a senior at California State University, Fullerton. I was recently hired as the Social Justice Educator here at our B.C.C., the African American Resource Center (AARC).
    I am looking for insight as to how to better serve in this role and to make an impact on the students and faculty. I am responsible for six programs this academic year and would like to be connected to a professional or student that has served in this role.

    Mahdee H. Gill
    African American Resource Center (AARC)
    Social Justice Educator
    California State University, Fullerton

  2. Hello, I am a current doctoral student who has decided to complete my dissertation on Black males and the education system. As both a parent of a son who has recently graduated from high school as well as an educators, I see quite a bit of issues with the manner in which Black males are attended to in the education arena and I believe that the education system contributes to the ongoing negative reception of our young Black men. Please let me know of any discussions, events, books (anything ) that can assist me in fine tuning my doctoral thesis.

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