Perceptions of Critical Race Theory as a Tool for Understanding the African American Male Educational Experience

John W. Hatcher, Troy Williams, Jerry L. Parker, Thomas A. DeVaney, Christopher Gordon


This study explored the perspective of eight education stakeholders on Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the educational attainment opportunities for African American males in the current system of education in the United States of America. A qualitative research approach was employed using a semi-structured interview protocol. The data gathered from this study revealed that there was a general consensus among participants at an African American Male Empowerment Summit around the favorability and usefulness of Critical Race Theory in understanding the current state of African American males in education.


Critical Race Theory, African American males, U.S. Education System

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