Lynn, M. (2006). Dancing between two worlds: A portrait of the life of a black male teacher in south central LA. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 19(2), 221-242.
This article offers a portrait of a young black male teacher in an urban school in South Central Los Angeles. In the portrait, the words of the subject are intertwined with the thoughts & reactions of the researcher as a way in which to capture his life history narrative & offer his reading of the world. The article discusses the participant’s reflections on growing up in South Central, Los Angeles & how it shaped his identity. In particular, the portrait discusses the participant’s experiences in middle school, high school & college. The article concludes with some reflections about how Critical Race Theory-as a discourse on race & racism in the law & society-helps us to better understand the lives black men lead. References. Adapted from the source document.