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Race among friends : exploring race at a suburban school

Author: Marianne Modica
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many saw the 2008 election of Barack Obama as a sign that America had moved past the issue of race, that a colorblind society was finally within reach. But as Marianne Modica reveals in Race Among Friends, attempts to be colorblind do not end racism--in fact, ignoring race increases the likelihood that racism will occur in our schools and in society. This intriguing volume focuses on a "racially friendly" suburban
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Modica, Marianne.
Race among friends.
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2015004944
(OCoLC)908554236
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Modica
ISBN: 9780813573465 0813573467
OCLC Number: 923734729
Description: 1 online resource (x, 191 pages).
Contents: Boundaries among friends: performing race and policing its boundaries --
Anger among friends: beneath the surface of "We All Get Along" --
Discourse among friends: the Harlem Renaissance unit --
Resistance among friends: The Bluest Eye.
Series Title: Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Responsibility: Marianne Modica.

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