My research seeks to identify promotive and protective factors for Black youth who have experienced racial discrimination within their schools. My scholarship also investigates how school-related factors such as relationships with teachers may impact Black adolescents’ educational outcomes. My work contributes to a deeper understanding of how risk and challenging school experiences (e.g., hostile school climate, unfair disciplinary practices) constitute a risk to Black adolescents’ outcomes and how risk is overcome. This line of research has two substantiative sub-areas: 1) Black adolescents’ school experiences (e.g., climate perceptions), and 2) Black boys’ school experiences and their social, educational, and psychological outcomes.