African American Males And Historical Identity Construction Using Interactive Whiteboards
Teaching African American males their historical identity construction using Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) will exhibit historical construction of identity and stereotyping which the African American male has experienced over four hundred years leading up to their current condition. The use of (IWB) will illuminate the historical reason for their identity and open a dialogue which will create a connection to research, literature and literacy by acknowledging and realizing their status is not primarily a result of actions solely of their own, thereby reading and researching where, why, how and when negative transformation of identity and stereotyping of African American males began.
Using tools of IWB, the perception of the African American male illuminates the predetermined perception of the African American male at a very early stage in life (Rashid, 2009). It signifies the overall believe or disbelief of the abilities of the African American male from the beginning of their academic careers (Ferguson, 2000) as they matriculate in schools. African American males are among the most underachieving groups in American public schools (Kunjufu 2002; Porter, 1998; Pringle, Lyons, & Booker, 2010).
Such perceptions also demonstrate the negative connotations of the African America male basically from conception. This is validated by the almost programmed adverse disciplinary…