Beyond Acting White Reframing the Debate on Black Student Achievement by Erin McNamara Horvat

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. .

Written in English

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  • Black studies,
  • Teaching of ethnic minorities,
  • Social Science,
  • Ethnic Issues,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Social aspects,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Social Science / African-American Studies,
  • Education,
  • African American students,
  • African Americans,
  • School integration,
  • United States

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7925743M
ISBN 100742542726
ISBN 109780742542723

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In Beyond Acting White we contend with one of the most oft cited explanations for Black underachievement; the notion that Blacks are culturally opposed to "acting White" and, therefore, culturally opposed to succeeding in school.

Our book uses the "acting White" hypothesis as the point of departure in order to explore and evaluate how and under what conditions Black 3/5(1). Our book uses the 'acting White' hypothesis as the point of departure in Beyond Acting White book to explore and evaluate how and under what conditions Black culture and identity are implicated in our understanding of why Black students continue to lag behind their White peers in educational achievement and attainment.

In the tradition of Randall Kennedy’s Nigger and Shelby Steele’s The Content of Our Character, Acting White demonstrates how the charge that any African-American who is successful, well mannered, or well educated is “acting white,” is a slur that continues to haunt Christie traces the complex history of the phrase, from Uncle Tom’s Cabin to the /5(5).

The book’s primary purpose is to complicate our current understandings and conversations about the “acting white” phenomenon, or the the belief that Blacks underperform in school Beyond Acting White book of fear that their academic success will undermine social relationships (what anthropologists call “fictive kinships”) due to the perception that they are acting white.

Get Out: Beyond the Notion of “Acting White” – Schooling as Spirit Possession: Dismantling Interpretations of African American Student Success: /ch In this chapter, the authors propose that education, which historically has been mainly under the jurisdiction of religious institutions and has beenAuthor: Lawson Bush, Edward C.

Bush, Amiri Mahnzili. Ron Christie's "Acting White" is an interesting historical examination of how the "acting white" concept has developed and manifested itself in American history, and why we need desperately to get beyond it if Du Bois's, King's, and Brown v/5(5). Acting White?: Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America [Carbado, Devon W., Gulati, Mitu] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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The bulk of this book is concerned with explaining how education came to be associated with "acting white." Throughout most of black history in America, education was highly valued and the charge of "acting white" was mostly made by white racists.

Buck's surprising finding: the "acting white" charge is a phenomena that grew out of by: In the United States, acting white is a pejorative term, usually applied to black people, which refers to a person's perceived betrayal of their culture by assuming the social expectations of white society.

Success in education in particular (depending on one's cultural background) can be seen as a form of "selling out" by being disloyal to one's culture. Abstract. In this article, the author reports the “voices” of four academically successful African American men, in their early 20s, as they explicitly respond, in retrospect, to questions regarding the applicability of the burden of acting White theory to their schooling experiences—responses made after reading research articles written by Signithia Fordham Cited by: How can we help African American and Latino students perform better in the classroom and on exams.

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