[Seminar] The culture trap: ethnic expectations and unequal schooling for black youth

Date: 2 May 2024.

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm (UK time).

Location: University of Sussex and Zoom.

The Centre for International Education at the University of Sussex hosts an event with Derron Wallace, cultural sociologist of race, ethnicity, and education at Brandeis University, USA. Drawing on rich observations, interviews and archives in London and New York City schools, Derron Wallace suggests that the use of culture to justify Black Caribbean students’ achievement obscures the very real ways that school structures, institutional processes, and colonial conditions influence the racial, gender and class inequalities Black youth experience in schools. Wallace reveals how culture is at times used as an alibi for racism in schools, and points out what educators, parents and students can do to change the beliefs and practices that reinforce racism.

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