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ERIC Number: EJ947742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
"Being" Black and Strategizing for Excellence in a Racially Stratified Academic Hierarchy
O'Connor, Carla; Mueller, Jennifer; Lewis, R. L'Heureux; Rivas-Drake, Deborah; Rosenberg, Seneca
American Educational Research Journal, v48 n6 p1232-1257 Dec 2011
This article reports the findings of an ethnographic study of Black identity and achievement in one predominantly White high school featuring a racially stratified academic hierarchy (RSAH). Foregrounding the experiences of three exceptionally achieving Black girls against those of other high-achieving but less stellar students, the study demonstrates how an RSAH amplifies and animates Black students' constructions of Black identity to affect how Black youth strategize for academic excellence under second-generation segregation. (Contains 5 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A