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ERIC Number: EJ881657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Assessing the Effects of Experiencing the Acting White Accusation
Neal-Barnett, Angela; Stadulis, Robert; Singer, Nicolle; Murray, Marsheena; Demmings, Jessica
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v42 n2 p102-122 Jun 2010
Adolescence is a period when many youth are subjected to close scrutiny by peers. Acting white is one of the most negative accusations one African American adolescent can hurl at another. The accusation has been documented as early as elementary school; however, the research indicates it is most salient and first likely to occur during early adolescence. In this paper, the assessment of adolescents' experience of the acting white accusation is sought. A series of studies are presented that explore both qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessing the acting white accusation wherein the qualitative data and findings guide the formation of a quantitative assessment of the acting white accusation experience. Based on the results, a mixed methods approach is recommended to facilitate further understanding of the accusation.
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Language: English
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