Allen, Q. (2010). Racial Microaggressions: The Schooling Experiences of Black Middle-Class Males in Arizona’s Secondary Schools. The Journal of African American Males in Education, 1(2), 125-143.
The literature on Black education has often neglected significant analysis of life in schools and the experience of racism among Black middle-class students in general and Black middle-class males specifically. Moreover, the achievement gap between this population and their White counterparts in many cases is greater than the gap that exists among working-class Blacks and Whites. This study begins to document the aforementioned by illuminating the racial microaggressions experienced by Black middle-class males while in school and how their families’ usage of social and cultural capital deflect the potential negative outcomes of school racism.