Black Men in the Academy: Narratives of Resiliency, by Brian L. McGowan, Robert T. Palmer, J. Luke Wood, David F.

By Brian L. McGowan, Robert T. Palmer, J. Luke Wood, David F. Hibbler Jr.

Utilizing an anti-deficit method, Black males within the Academy explores narratives of resiliency, luck, and success for black males within the academy. This booklet is a vital textual content for students attracted to selling luck in schooling for underrepresented minorities.

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I will be clear about three things up front. First, I have never experienced living in poverty or homelessness. Second, I was raised in a loving two-parent home. Finally, it is important to note that I did not pull myself up by my bootstraps; my story is not one of rags to riches. My story is common, ordinary, and 20 / j. t. snipes rooted in the stagnating struggle of an ever-shrinking middle class within American society—a narrative that I believe is embodied in the life and music of Kanye West.

2010). When race and gender collide: Social and cultural capital’s influence on the academic achievement of African American and Latino males. Review of Higher Education, 33(3), 307–332. Wood, J. , & Palmer, R. T. (2015). Black men in higher education: A guide to ensuring student success. New York: Routledge. Chapter Two Th e Coll ege Gr aduat e: My Li f e Tr a nsl at ed by K a n y e We st J. T. Snipes Recently an edited book was released on the enigmatic and controversial figure Kanye West. The Cultural Impact of Kanye West features a collection of scholarly essays that deconstruct the hip-hop icon in terms of not only his musical and lyrical contributions to the art of hip-hop, but also his particular cultural embodiment of self and community.

During my time at Baylor, I had been a resident assistant (RA) in the residence halls for three of my four years of undergrad. As a senior, a former coworker from housing had transferred to admissions and invited me to join her staff. I applied that summer and ultimately got the job. This was the first time I was working in a professional office. When working as an RA, I had always worked with diverse staff. However, I never knew the experience of being the only person of color on staff. In the admissions office, I was the first Black admissions counselor they had hired in over a decade.

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