"Black Skin, White Masks": Normalizing Whiteness and the Trouble with the Achievement Gap
by David E. Kirkland - August 17, 2010
The article critiques the logic guiding the achievement gap. The author argues that most academic uses of the construct prop up what he terms "white-superiority ideology," thus reinforcing differences in achievement between whites and nonwhites. The article questions whether or not the achievement gap is real or, better yet, useful.
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