Sunday, November 25, 2007

This week: The "Acting White" Hypothesis

Since Signithia Fordham and John Ogbu published "Black Students' School Success: Coping with 'The Burden of 'Acting White'" in 1986, the "acting white" hypothesis has commanded a significant amount of attention. This week, I'll describe this theory and examine the empirical evidence. On Friday, I'll talk about NYC's plan to rebrand school, which has been framed, in part, in this theory's terms.

The Theory

Thursday: The Evidence

Friday: The Policy Interventions: New York City's Plan to Rebrand School

1 comment:

James C. Collier said...

check out:
for a related blog on this topic and NYC.