BCA Author Talk: The Culture Trap w/ Derron Wallace

Saturday 17 June

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’ (Oxford University Press, 2023).


This enlightening event aims to shed light on the challenges faced by Black students. In his recently published book, ‘The Culture Trap’ (Oxford University Press, 2023), Derron Wallace challenges the notion that culture alone can explain the academic performance and behaviour of Black students in schools, emphasising the complex factors at play.

Wallace 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 captivating author talk, Derron Wallace will explore the intricate factors that contribute to the educational inequalities faced by Black youth. By exposing the discriminatory practices embedded in our educational systems, he will empower attendees with practical strategies and insights on how to dismantle these barriers and foster more equitable learning environments.

This event will be followed by a book signing and Q&A and will provide an invaluable opportunity to engage in a meaningful dialogue with an esteemed scholar and advocate. 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.

Register now for an evening of enlightenment, inspiration, and the opportunity to collectively work towards a fairer and more inclusive education system for all.

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