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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/27366

Title: Racialized Terror and the Colour Line: Racial Profiling and Policing Headwear in Schools
Other Titles: Terreur racialisées et la ligne de couleur: le profilage racial et Couvre-chef de police dans les écoles
Authors: Puddicombe, Brian
Advisor: Dei, George Jerry Sefa
Wane, Njoki
Department: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Keywords: anti-racism
race
racism
headwear
power
gangs
Toronto District School Board
headwear policy
Safe Schools Act
Zero Tolerance
anti-bulying
anti-colonial
bloods
crips
Rasta
racial profiling
Issue Date: 31-May-2011
Abstract: Through the simple action of covering one’s head with the wrong type of apparel, at the wrong time, and in the wrong spaces, Black and racialized youth exist in a hostile environment where their identities are reconstructed and relabeled according to dominant economic-political needs. This study interrogates and ruptures dominant notions of how space, identity and power are constructed, confronted, engaged, negotiated and resisted by Black and racialized youth in greater Toronto Area (GTA) schools. In an atmosphere of zero-tolerance toward policing youth violence, the anti-gang focus of the Safe Schools headwear policies institutionalize a ‘colour-coded’ link between crime, violence and race. Through ethnographic narrative inquiry this study critically interrogates the multiplicity of ways how the collision between zero-tolerance approaches toward regulating school violence and the policing of specific types of headwear and bodies results in differential outcomes and impacts on Black students and other racialized groups.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/27366
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