TONY KEITH JR. LLC
 

POET. EDUCATOR. NERD. 

 
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Peace!

I’m Tony

I’m an award winning spoken word poet, educator, and nerd who writes, reads, and performs about topics dealing with love, Hip-Hop, spoken word poetry, liberation and racial equity in education.

I am a recipient of the 2018 D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Award, and my co-authored book, “Open Mic Night”, received the 2018 Outstanding Book Recognition Award from The American Educational Research Association.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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As a critical race scholar in education, I examine the discourse about the “racial opportunity gap” from the perspective of a Black gay man who managed to persist through the American public school system despite experiencing racial micro-aggressions, colorblind curricula and pedagogy, and White patriarchal leadership. My scholarship seeks to inform how education leaders, policy makers, and practitioners counter deficit-based narratives about Black and Brown youth in American public education, through Hip-Hop aesthetics.

 
 
 

T.K.J.

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