Saturday, August 14, 2010

'Acting white my ass'

Beyond the myths of Black student underperformance

By: Mark Anthony Neal | TheLoop21
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 00:00
Do kids even know what 'acting white' means?

As a kid growing up in the Bronx, my friends often said that I sounded white—too much Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family in my daily re-run consumption. I have visceral memories of being outed one day for being a fan of 1970s teen-pop idol Andy Gibb—“you listen to that shit?"

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