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Author Biography: Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of State of Emergency: We Must Save African American Men, Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, and Satan, I'm Taking Back my Health. He lives in Chicago.
Posted January 2, 2010
I am currently reading, Black Students, Middle Class Teachers. At first I had a lot of personal troubles with Mr. Kunjufu's points in the early chapters of this book. At one point I had to set the book down and take a break, mostly because I felt like he was making a lot of excuses. After a few days of talking with peers at the high school I work in, I was able to get a better understanding of what Mr. Kunjufu was saying to his readers. I have come to realize what I need to do as an educator of African American students. I credit Mr. Kunjufu in helping me to realize my own short comings as a middle class educator. Later today I will be picking up another book that I believe is titled Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education, which is also by Mr. Kunjufu.
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Posted June 1, 2012
Posted December 15, 2006
I was very impressed with this book. I am a single African American parent and I'm constantly looking for information to help my child succeed in school. This book gives me a clear perspective from a educators point of view.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.