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In a Classroom of Their Own: The Intersection of Race and Feminist Politics in All-Black Male Schools

Keisha Lindsay


Many supporters of all-black male schools (ABMS) argue that they reduce black boys’ exposure to racist, “overly” feminized teachers. In casting black boys as victims of intersecting racial and gendered oppression, these supporters -- many of whom are black males -- demand an end to racism in the classroom and do so on the sexist assumption that women teachers are emasculating. This rationale for ABMS raises two questions that feminist theory has lost sight of. Why do oppressed groups articulate their experience in ways that challenge and reproduce inequality? Is it possible to build emancipato ... More

Keywords: all-black male schools, black boys, single-gender, intersectionality, politics of experience, coalitions, feminist theory, public schools, educational advocacy, dialectical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041730
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keisha Lindsay, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison