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The Resource Acting White : the ironic legacy of desegregation, Stuart Buck

Acting White : the ironic legacy of desegregation, Stuart Buck

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Acting White : the ironic legacy of desegregation
Title
Acting White
Title remainder
the ironic legacy of desegregation
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Buck
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Commentators from Bill Cosby to Barack Obama have observed the phenomenon of black schoolchildren accusing studious classmates of "acting white." How did this contentious phrase, with roots in Jim Crow era racial discord, become a part of the schoolyard lexicon, and what does it say about the state of racial identity in the American system of education? The answer, writes the author in this frank and thoroughly researched book, lies in the complex history of desegregation. Although it arose from noble impulses and was to the overall benefit of the nation, racial desegegration was often implemented in a way that was devastating to black communities. It frequently destroyed black schools, reduced the numbers of black principals who could serve as role models, and made school a strange and uncomfortable environment for black children, a place many viewed as quintessentially "white." Drawing on research in education, history, and sociology as well as articles, interviews, and personal testimony, the author reveals the unexpected result of desegregation and suggests practical solutions for making racial identification a positive force in the classroom
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Buck, Stuart
Dewey number
371.82996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2717
LC item number
.B83 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • African American students
  • School integration
  • Educational equalization
  • Minorities
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • African American students
  • Educational equalization
  • Minorities
  • School integration
  • United States
Label
Acting White : the ironic legacy of desegregation, Stuart Buck
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-257) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Does "acting white" occur?
  • Why should we care? How peers affect the achievement gap
  • The history of black education in America
  • What were black schools like?
  • The closing of black schools
  • The loss of black teachers and principals
  • The rise of tracking
  • When did "acting white" arise?
Control code
923599456
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163131
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612543487
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 254348
  • b1bdd5fb-2f8f-4584-88cc-30c53e020196
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923599456
Label
Acting White : the ironic legacy of desegregation, Stuart Buck
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-257) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Does "acting white" occur?
  • Why should we care? How peers affect the achievement gap
  • The history of black education in America
  • What were black schools like?
  • The closing of black schools
  • The loss of black teachers and principals
  • The rise of tracking
  • When did "acting white" arise?
Control code
923599456
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163131
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612543487
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 254348
  • b1bdd5fb-2f8f-4584-88cc-30c53e020196
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923599456

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