Abstract

Abstract:

This article revisits Derrick Bell’s chapter Brown Reconceived: An Alternative Scenario and its relevancy to a post-pandemic context. The racialized hierarchy of schooling is antagonized through content analysis. A critical race theory (CRT) framing surfaces themes that include allegiance to whiteness, anti-Blackness, and schooling as a reflection of a racialized society. Grappling with Bell’s challenge to the historic legal ruling leads to rich discussion of the continual challenges faced by Black children in schools. Considerations include the pursuit of Black excellence in education through both traditional and alternative means through strategies focused on the academic, social, and emotional wellness of Black students in a world that continually proves it is committed to the opposite.

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