Beyond Capital High: On Dual Citizenship and the Strange Career of “Acting White”

@inproceedings{Fordham2008BeyondCH,
  title={Beyond Capital High: On Dual Citizenship and the Strange Career of “Acting White”},
  author={Signithia Fordham},
  year={2008}
}
In this article, I reflect on the strange career of the “burden of ‘acting White’ ” since it attracted widespread popular and academic attention over 20 years ago. I begin by noting that my original definition of “the burden of ‘acting White’ ” should not be confused with a prominent misconception of the problem as the “fear” of “acting White.” I then offer a revised definition that has emerged in the wake of the collision of meanings attributed to the Capital High study. At the core of the… CONTINUE READING

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