"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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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 17, 2010
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16116, Date Accessed: 8/25/2019 1:30:31 AM

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