Working with Black Young People

Edited by: Momodou Sallah, Carlton Howson

This book offers insights into the issues that confront black young people and presents strategies for change. Working with Black Young People examines the lives of many different people with shared experiences of oppression, immigration history, and discrimination in the UK. Bringing together this work's different dimensions and perspectives, it challenges the accepted status quo of these young people's negative overrepresentation in most aspects of life - including education, criminal justice, housing, and health - and their under-representation in empiric literature. The book charts the shifts in British social policy - recruitment, restriction, repatriation, multiculturalism, and integration. It shows how, before meaningful work around integration and cohesion can begin, there must be greater understanding of the realities facing these individuals, their struggles and obstacles, and of the various contexts for helping them realize their aspirations, hopes, and dreams.

256 pages

Publication Date: 9/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781905541140