Acting White: A critical review
MetadataShow full item record
The hypothesis of acting White has been heatedly debated and influential over the last 20 years or so in explaining the Black-White test score gap. Recently, economists have joined the debate and started providing new theoretical and empirical analyses of the phenomenon. This paper critically reviews the arguments that have been advanced to support and refute the hypothesis. This review particularly covers the analyses in economics because the economic analyses are relatively new and usually neglected in other disciplines. Also, nationally representative data are emphasized, whenever possible, to improve the generalizability of the arguments. This review concludes that although the analyses in both noneconomics and economics are thought-provoking and compelling in some respect, a substantial body of empirical evidence is inconsistent with the assumptions of and results from the analyses. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
A pilot study of e-quiz and e-review programs in the online blended learning of first-year engineering mechanicsDong, Yu; Lucey, Anthony; Leadbeater, Garry (2012)Background: In traditional teaching philosophy, large-class units such as First-Year Engineering Mechanics have experienced significant challenges with respect to a lack of close lecturer-student interaction, prompt ...
Roizen, R.; Fillmore, Kaye; Chikritzhs, Tanya; Stockwell, Tim (2013)A growing literature ostensibly supports the contention that light-to-moderate drinking offers a protective effect with respect to late-onset dementia. The former drinkers problem, however, may mitigate or even erase any ...
Access to contraception and sexual and reproductive health information post-abortion: a systematic review of literature from low- and middle-income countriesRogers, Claire; Dantas, Jaya (2017)Aim: This systematic literature review documented, analysed and critiqued the accessibility of contraception and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information for women living in low- and middle-income countries who ...