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Were You ‘Acting White?’ Or Just…Corny?

by Michael Arceneaux   Aug 01, 2014

I am not in the business of invalidating anyone’s experiences – particularly if those experiences cause a person a sense of pain. Still, I... Read More

The graduating class of Livingston High School prepares for commencement June 3, 2008, in New Orleans.

The "Acting White Theory" Doesn't Add Up

by The Root   Jan 30, 2013

Do Black students purposefully underachieve because they attribute being smart to "acting White"? For more than a decade, academics, policymakers and cultural critics have... Read More