There are social, educational and behavioral problems for African American students in Hawaii public schools. Utilizing Critical Race Theory as a lens for analysis, the perceptions and experiences of these students regarding race, ethnic identity, military lineage, and self-definition are addressed. A composite counterstory of the researcher's and 115 African American students' experiences and reflections is portrayed through two siblings' memoirs. The impact of the counterstory challenges readers to see similar themes, perceptions, and experiences of being Black, military- affiliated, and a student in Hawaii in a story format as all events are integrated into two experiences, one male and one female.
African American, Critical Race Theory, Counterstory, Military, Hawaii, and Narrative Inquiry
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Hairston, K. R. (2010). A Composite Counterstorytelling: Memoirs of African American Military Students in Hawaii Public Schools. The Qualitative Report, 15(4), 783-801. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol15/iss4/2