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Race among friends

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Race among friends
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race, friendship, and multicultural literature in a suburban school
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Modica
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Marianne
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Marianne Modica
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Lauren Silver
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chair
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Vallone
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Lynne
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Lynne Vallone
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Charles
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Charles Watters
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Rutgers University
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Camden Graduate School
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2014
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2014-01
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Race continues to be an important factor in youth identity and a stratifying element within school environments. Race influences relationships among students and staff, the construction and implementation of curriculum, and broader school policy; these aspects of school life intersect to inform racial identity in youth. This dissertation examines the varied and complex ways that students and teachers think about race and act out racial identity as they study multicultural literature in suburban high school classrooms. During the spring semester of 2012 I acted as participant observer in 10th and 11th grade literature classes at Excellence Academy (EA), a suburban, racially mixed charter school. Students and teachers at EA spoke of the school’s friendly environment, and especially mentioned the prevalence of long term, close cross-racial friendships among students. Using critical race theory as my theoretical framework and students’ responses to multicultural literature as my focal point, I argue that in this friendly environment race affected the daily experiences of students and teachers in important but largely unexamined ways. Students and staff constructed and maintained racially informed boundaries that perpetuated power structures among them. Some African American and white students expressed anger, frustration, and resentment at perceived marginalization, while white teachers were anxious about possible student accusations of racism; however, these feelings usually remained beneath the surface of the school’s friendly setting. Students’ cross-racial friendships allowed the space for some white students to engage in insensitively expressed discourses that denied the salience of racism in a present day context. Other white and African American students listened in silence, not wanting to contradict their more vocal white friends or make them feel “blamed” for racism. Therefore, the school’s friendly environment did not promote (and may have hindered) deep and productive conversations about race and racial inequity. I recommend ways that schools can facilitate broader understandings among students of how race continues to affect their lives in educational settings.
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Childhood Studies
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Students, Black--Race identity--United States
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Whites--Race identity--United States
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Race awareness in adolescence--United States
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Discrimination in education--United States
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Racism in education--United States
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High school students--Attitudes
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Supplementary File: Figure 1: Public Service Announcement
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v, 263 p.
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Marianne Modica
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Camden Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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Modica
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Marianne
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2013-12-03 07:11:30
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2014-01-31
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2016-01-31
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after January 31st, 2016.
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