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ERIC Number: EJ596409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-1077-3711
Being a Dummy Makes One a Real Person: The Braining Down of the Education of African Americans.
Crouch, Stanley
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, n24 p103-05 Sum 1999
Suggests that acting white and ignorant is the silent killer of educational aspirations for urban blacks, comparing current public figures that appear ridiculous and ignorant (gangster rappers) to Stepin Fetchit of the 1950s. Nineteenth-century blacks never elevated ignorance or vulgarity as aspects of liberation. It is important to determine how to portray the work of intellectuals as exciting. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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