African American Influence On Education

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Scholars, primarily African American, have been emphasizing the critical need of African American male teachers in their mentoring and recruitment initiatives, especially following the 1954 Brown decision whose implementation disheveled and weakened African
American communal networks, as it either forced the desegregation of community schools’ faculty or many of their closings; the result of which unleashed a backlash of humiliation experienced by many African American male teachers and administrators, as they were either indiscriminately demoted and/or lost their jobs; thereby relinquishing significant positions of authority to White teachers and administrators who maintained control over the curriculum as well as the social and cultural
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