By Crystal T. Laura
Being Bad will swap how you take into consideration the social and educational worlds of Black boys. In a poignant and harrowing trip from structures of schooling to platforms of felony justice, the writer follows her brother, Chris, who has been special a “bad child” by means of his institution, a “person of curiosity” by way of the police, and a “gangster” by way of society. Readers first meet Chris in a Chicago penitentiary, the place he's being held in reference to a string of highway robberies. We then find out about Chris via insiders’ bills that reach throughout time to bare key occasions previous this tragic second. jointly, those tales discover such well timed concerns because the under-education of Black men, where and significance of scapegoats in our tradition, the on-the-ground truth of 0 tolerance, the position of mainstream media in developing Black masculinity, and the severe relationships among faculties and prisons. No different publication combines rigorous examine, own narrative, and compelling storytelling to envision the tutorial studies of younger Black males.
- The ordinary background of an African American teen navigating a labyrinth of social worlds.
- A exact, concrete instance of the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon.
- Rare insightsof an African American kinfolk making feel of, and therapeutic from, university wounds.
- Suggested assets of trustworthy locations the place educators can research and do more.
“Other books have focusedon the school-to-prison pipeline or the academic stories of younger African American men, yet i do know of none that carry the combo of rigorous learn, up-close own vantage aspect, and expert storytelling supplied by way of Laura in Being Bad.”
—Gregory Michie, chicago public college instructor, writer of Holler in case you listen Me, senior learn affiliate on the heart for coverage stories and Social Justice, Concordia collage Chicago
“Refusing to split the threads that bind the oppressive cloth of up to date city lifestyles, Laura has crafted a narrative that's right now astutely serious, humorous, attractive, tearful, dialogue-filled, profoundly theoretical, despairing, and packed with hope. Being Bad is a problem and a present to scholars, households, policymakers, soon-to-be academics, social staff, and ethnographers.”
—Michelle Fine, individual professor, Graduate middle, CUNY
"Perhaps greater than the other learn in this subject, this publication brings to existence the complex, fleshed, lived event of these such a lot without delay and collaterally impacted through the politics of education and its dating to our turning out to be felony nation.”
—Garrett Albert Duncan, affiliate professor of schooling and African & African-American reviews, Washington collage in St. Louis
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Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Teaching For Social Justice Series) by Crystal T. Laura