McCray, C. R., Beachum, F. D., & Yawn, C. D. (2015). Saving our future by reducing suspensions and expulsions among african american males. Journal of School Leadership, 25(2), 345.
In 2012, the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights Division, presented a report titled Revealing New Truths About Our Nation’s Schools. This lengthy and detailed report delineated the increasing problem of young African American males being suspended and expelled from school, thus robbing them of an opportunity to fully participate in our nation’s new economy. This article attempts to problematize even further the issue of overrepresentation of Black males who are exposed to out-of-school suspension. We offer the framework cultural collision and collusion as an explanation for this increasing phenomenon. We also recommend prescriptive measures for educators and school leaders to take under consideration to prevent the ushering out of Black males from the educative process.
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