Anthony L. Brown is Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the area of social studies education at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is a former classroom teacher and school administrator, whose scholarly interests focus on the education and learning experiences of African Americans. His work has been published in The Urban Review , Teachers College Record and Race Ethnicity and Education .Jamel K. Donnor is Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at The College of William and Mary, USA. His research focuses on race and inequality, encompassing three key areas: theory, policy analysis and the education of African American males. Theoretically, his interests in race are aligned with critical race theory (CRT). His work has been published in the Journal of Educational Foundations , Educational Technology and Race Ethnicity and Education .