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.
Wednesday: The Theory
Thursday: The Evidence
Friday: The Policy Interventions: New York City's Plan to Rebrand School