The Culture Trap: Ethnic Expectations and Unequal Schooling for Black Youth, with Derron Wallace

Saturday 21th October

Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking author talk with Derron Wallace as he presents his groundbreaking book, The Culture Trap: Ethnic Expectations and Unequal Schooling for Black Youth.


Derron challenges the notion that culture alone can explain the academic performance and behaviour of Black students in schools, emphasising the complex factors at play. He focuses on the experiences of Black Caribbeans in London and New York, revealing how culture is often used as an excuse for racism in educational settings and offering strategies for dismantling these discriminatory practices.

During this talk, Derron will empower attendees with practical strategies and insights on how to dismantle barriers and foster more equitable learning environments. Whether you are an educator, a student, a parent, or a community member concerned about the educational experiences of Black youth, this author talk is not to be missed.

Dr Derron Wallace was the Jacob S. Potofsky Chair in Sociology and is Associate Professor of Sociology and Education at Brandeis University, USA. He is also a research fellow at the University of Manchester.

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