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Keepin' It RealSchool Success Beyond Black and White$
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Prudence L. Carter

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195168624

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168624.001.0001

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Between A “Soft” And A “Hard” Place

Between A “Soft” And A “Hard” Place

Gender, Ethnicity, and Culture in the School and at Home

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Keepin' It Real

Prudence L. Carter

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines differences in educational approaches between female and male African American and Latino students. It discusses the feminization of “acting white” and other cultural styles associated with the white mainstream and investigates why males are more likely to fall into the noncompliant category, as opposed to in the groups of cultural straddlers or cultural mainstreamers. It suggests that parental reinforcement of how males and females “do” gender influences differences in academic approaches.

Keywords:   educational approaches, African American students, Latino students, cultural styles, acting white, parental reinforcement

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