From Our Editors
"Densely but provocatively written, Blacked Out is both social commentary and anthropologic inquiry., providing a unique look into the forces that shape the black adolescent. With connections to curricula, policy, and social science, the book is a valuable addition to the forum of educational debate". -- Education Week
From the Publisher
This innovative portrait of student life in an urban high school focuses on the academic success of African-American students, exploring the symbolic role of academic achievement within the Black community and investigating the price students pay for attaining it. Signithia Fordham's richly detailed ethnography reveals a deeply rooted ...