The purpose of this qualitative research study was to understand how a Black male experienced the interview process while seeking a teaching position. The participant and I attempted to answer how race and/or gender played a role in his interviewing experiences. The researcher used a qualitative approach to interview this individual. Data analysis revealed major findings contributing to this Black male’s interviewing experiences: Racism played into the hiring process in subtle ways, and just because this candidate was prepared to teach, that preparation did not guarantee his employment. The findings from this narrative account might prove helpful in understanding why there is currently a shortage of Black male teachers.
Black Males, Discrimination, School, Qualitative
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Bell, E. E. (2017). A Narrative Inquiry: A Black Male Looking to Teach. The Qualitative Report, 22(4), 1137-1150. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2017.2650