Resistance from the Margin: Voices of African-Canadian Parents on Africentric Education

  • Paul Adjei
  • Rosina Agyepong
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 8)

Almost a decade ago in New York City, a middle-class, White male was kidnapped and held against his will for several days by Spanish-speaking kidnappers. After 7 days of searching, the authorities finally found him in a hole in the ground. According to the official report, the man was found “wild” and his demeanor suggested disorientation (cited in Asante 2003). When he was asked the most difficult part of his experience, the man answered: “I thought I was losing my mind. I felt helpless. People were speaking in a language that I could not understand, but I know they were speaking of me. It angered me that I had been caught in this situation. The worst thing was the possibility that I would actually lose my mind and never be found” (Asante 2003, p. 100).


Parental Involvement Black Community Black Student Black Youth Great Toronto Area 
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