The Path to Full Reparations: A Community-Driven Model of Education Reparations for Black Youth in Los Angeles County, Phase I (Early Learners)
Date of Award
Doctorate in Education
School or College
School of Education
Marne L. Campbell
Brad E. Stone
The unresolved long-term effects of slavery and past and ongoing systemic racism directed toward Black Americans can be seen in the devaluing and aggressively racist treatment of Black students in Los Angeles County schools. Through qualitative interviews with Black education community members in Los Angeles County, this study collected Black education community members’ perspectives on the need for a multiphase education reparations system for Black youth, beginning with early learners (ages 0 to 8), and what components such a system should include. Participants overwhelmingly supported an education reparations system due to the over-policing and criminalization of Black students and the history of racist and unjust policies and inequitable education; participants suggested multiple components of a potential education reparations system that can be grouped as student supports, family supports, educational resources, and societal and policy reforms. The study concludes with a proposal for introducing an education reparations system in Los Angeles County led by Black community leaders and grounded in community outreach and ongoing organizing.
Murphy, Andrew S., "The Path to Full Reparations: A Community-Driven Model of Education Reparations for Black Youth in Los Angeles County, Phase I (Early Learners)" (2023). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 1229.