TONY KEITH JR., Ph.D.
 

educational emcee

 
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Peace,

I’m Tony

I’m an “Ed Emcee” - which according to my 2019 dissertation, “Educational Emcees: Mastering Conditions in Education Through Hip-Hop and Spoken Words”, are spoken word artists, poets and rappers who practice an organic Hip-Hop pedagogy, and who invoke love in their pursuit of liberating learning and engagement conditions for Black and Brown youth in American public schools.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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