Gender, Race, and Justifications for Group Exclusion

Simone Ispa-Landa
  • Sociology of Education, January 2013, SAGE Publishing
  • DOI: 10.1177/0038040712472912

Urban Black Students Bussed to Affluent Suburban Schools

What is it about?

Bussed students, male and female, were racially stereotyped in their affluent, predominantly White suburban schools. Yet as a group, Black boys were welcomed in suburban social cliques, even as they were constrained to enacting race and gender in narrow ways. In contrast, Black girls were stereotyped as ‘‘ghetto’’ and ‘‘loud’’ and excluded.

Why is it important?

The paper offers new insights about how gender and race interact within racially integrated educational settings.

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