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ERIC Number: EJ654885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
What Does "Acting White" Really Mean? Racial Identity Formation and Academic Achievement among Black Youth.
Harpalani, Vinay
Perspectives on Urban Education, v1 n1 Spr 2002
Questions the current use of the "acting white" framework for African American students. Reviews a 1986 article by Fordham and Ogbu (which claims a cultural devaluation of educational attainment within the black community), suggesting that they misinterpreted the meaning of "acting white" and reframing the issue from a developmental perspective. (SM)
Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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