Race, Politics and Sex: Understanding the Attitudes and Behaviors of African American Youth
tags: black youth, youth culture, music, racism, politics, youth, hip-hop
Cohen explores why the same black youths’ behaviors often do not align with their mostly conventional aspirations. Cohen suggests that black youths’ feelings of being devalued culturally and “locked out” of opportunities structurally may explain some of the misalignment between their aspirations and behaviors.
How Racial Stereotypes Color Self-Perceptions of Ability and Why it Matters.
tags: stereotype threat, IQ, theories of intelligence
Aronson presents research on stereotype threat and academic performance. His recent school intervention results in Texas demonstrate that performance can be substantially improved with psychological interventions that include using concepts of malleable intelligence and role models for students.