ERIC Number: EJ733527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
"If Only My Eyes Were Different": The Loss of Identity and the Under-Utilization of Black Children's Educational Potential--Rethinking Social Justice and Assimilation
International Review of Education, v52 n1 p49-65 Mar 2006
This study explores how social identity is formed in the United States of America. In particular, it examines the social, economic and educational problems experienced by under achieving Black American children and issues of social inequality along with their implications for social justice. Against the background of matters of group identity and its maintenance or loss, the author reflects on the under-utilization of Black American children's educational and human potential. She also suggests a rationale for re-conceiving the goal of social justice and how it is to be achieved, as well as the paradigm of cultural assimilation.
Descriptors: African American Children, Justice, Racial Identification, Academic Aptitude, Acculturation, Underachievement, Social Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States