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Beyond acting white : reframing the debate on black student achievement

Author: Erin McNamara Horvat; Carla O'Connor
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2006.
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"Beyond Acting White broadens the ongoing conversation on the Black-White achievement gap that has been dominated by the notion that Blacks underperform in school because they fear being accused of "acting white." The authors elucidate the limitations of this explanation by presenting new research that theorizes race as a social phenomenon, unmasks the heterogeneity of the Black experience, and contends with the  Read more...
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Beyond acting white.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2006
(OCoLC)622400554
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erin McNamara Horvat; Carla O'Connor
ISBN: 0742542726 0742542734 9780742542730 9780742542723
OCLC Number: 65534999
Description: xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Framing the field: past and future research on the historic underachievement of black students / Carla O'Connor, Erin McNamara Horvat, Amanda E. Lewis --
Bring it on! diverse responses to "acting white" among academically able Black adolescents / Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Anne E. Velasco --
The making of a "burden" : tracing the development of a "burden of acting white" in schools / Karolyn Tyson --
Shifting images of blackness : coming of age as Black students in urban and suburban high schools / Annette Hemmings --
Intersecting identities : "acting white," gender, and academic achievement / Prudence L. Carter --
To be young, gifted, and somewhat foreign : the role of ethnicity in Black student achievement / Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield --
Reconsidering "material conditions" : how neigborhood context can shape educational outcomes across racial groups / James W. Ainsworth, Greg Wiggan --
Whiteness in school : how race shapes Black students' opportunities / Amanda E. Lewis.
Responsibility: edited by Erin McNamara Horvat and Carla O'Connor.
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Elucidates the limitations of the explanation that Blacks underperform in school because they fear acting white. This work presents research that theorizes race as a social phenomenon, unmasks the  Read more...

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