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ERIC Number: EJ981907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
The Academic Opportunity Gap: How Racism and Stereotypes Disrupt the Education of African American Undergraduates
Johnson-Ahorlu, Robin Nicole
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v15 n5 p633-652 2012
Using Critical Race Theory as a framework, this article reveals how racism and stereotypes obstruct the academic success of black students. Through the use of focus groups, African American undergraduates from a large California State University campus, share the ways in which campus racism impacts their achievement potential as well as their behavior and emotional well-being. The results of the study illuminate how research on the difference in black-white grade performance must begin to examine the role of racism, and the way in which it constricts the academic opportunities afforded to African American undergraduates. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California