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Unformatted text preview: Burden of Acting Neither White Nor Black: Asian Amer icans Lew 2006 Cr iticism on Ogbu’s Theor y “Burden of Acting White” • Limited in t er ms of the var iability of school achievement bet. black & white FACTORS: • Culture • Social forces class, peer networks, and school context Ogbu’s Theor y in the Context of Asian Amer icans Asian Amer icans in schools face conf licting messages regarding their racial minor ity status 1. On the one hand, as racial minor ities, they are oft en excluded from whiteness 2. On the other hand, they are stereotyped as model minor ities that align them with whiteness Research Study • Examines how Asian Amer ican students in two different social and economic contexts negotiate their racial and ethnic studies • High-achieving middle-class Korean students in the school context of academic peer culture attended predominantly by middle-class White and Asian students were more likely to associate and identify with their ethnic backgrounds....
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