Title

Overkill: Black Lives and the Spectacle of the Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Urban Education

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

This article examines the 2015 Atlanta cheating scandal trials and sentencing. Using critical race theory, the authors argue that cheating is a natural outgrowth of market-based school reform and that racial realism will always lead to scrutiny of Black performance. The sentences of these Black educators is overkill, rooted in anti-Blackness, and can be best understood as a means of preserving Whiteness as property.

DOI

10.1177/0042085917747099

Keywords

Education

Disciplines

Education

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