Sep 07, 2021 @4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb
Join us for a lecture titled "Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb," led by Sean J. Drake, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology at Syracuse University.
Previous research in middle-class school districts has focused on within-school segregation but not between-school segregation. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork in an affluent, suburban school district, Dr. Drake will discuss a study that uncovered arbitrary, institutional mechanisms of segregation and inequality that disproportionately affect students of color and lower-income students. The result of those mechanisms of segregation and inequality, researchers found, is a set of separate, unequal schools that reproduce racial and socioeconomic inequality despite an abundance of resources in the district.
This event is part of the Fall 2021 Social Science Seminar Series.