Setting out to examine how white high school students identify themselves in terms of race, Perry community studies, Univ. Shades of white : white kids and racial identities in high school.
Pamela Perry. Even in the diverse school, academic tracking and multicultural programming reinforce powerful divisions along racial lines, said Perry. One white girl, disturbed by the negative racial stereotypes and prejudices she held despite life experiences to the contrary, described her confusion and despair by saying, "There's this devil in me.
Ultimately, Perry concludes that the formation of white racial identity is a textured, complex, and contradictory experience. Being white requires young people to examine their privileged positions in U.
Red Emma's: Shades of White: White Kids and Racial Identities in High School by Pamela Perry
At Valley Groves, Perry found white students were so steeped in the everyday "normalcy" of white dominance that they experienced what Perry calls a "cognitive gap" when asked about their racial identity. Of critical importance, these students reported being uncomfortable and scared around people of color. By contrast, for whites at Clavey, racial injustice and white privilege were not abstract ideas. They saw on a daily basis the mistrust with which black and Hispanic kids were treated, and they saw the ways in which they, as whites, benefited from racism.
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SHADES OF WHITE: White Kids and Racial Identities in High School
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