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ERIC Number: EJ368344
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Racelessness as a Factor in Black Students' School Success: Pragmatic Strategy or Pyrrhic Victory?
Fordham, Signithia
Harvard Educational Review, v58 n1 p54-84 Feb 1988
The author analyzes tensions felt by high-achieving Black students when they strive for academic success. By analyzing ethnographic data on six high achievers, she finds that the characteristics required for success in society contradict an identification and solidarity with Black culture. Students feeling this conflict develop the particular strategy of racelessness. (Author/CH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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