Weighing the Burden of 'Acting White': Are there Race Differences in Attitudes Towards Education?

Journal Article (Academic article)

Analyzes the `National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988' to answer three questions on race differences in attitudes toward education in the United States. Greater alienation experienced by blacks toward school than non-Hispanic whites; Peer penalties for academic success; Impact of family backgrounds between blacks and whites in the educational process. Winner of the Vernon Prize for best paper in Volume 16.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cook, PJ; Ludwig, J

Published Date

  • 1997

Published In

  • Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 256 - 278