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Race among Friends Exploring Race at a Suburban School

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ISBN-10: 0813573432

ISBN-13: 9780813573434

Edition: 2015

Authors: Marianne Modica

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Many saw the 2008 election of Barack Obama as a sign that America had moved past the issue of race, that a colorblind society was finally within reach. But as Marianne Modica reveals in Race Among Friends, attempts to be colorblind do not end racism--in fact, ignoring race increases the likelihood that racism will occur in our schools and in society. This intriguing volume focuses on a "racially friendly" suburban charter school called Excellence Academy, highlighting the ways that students and teachers think about race and act out racial identity. Modica finds that even in an environment where students of all racial backgrounds work and play together harmoniously, race affects the daily…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Marianne Modica is an assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Valley Forge Christian College, where she trains future educators. One of her favorite courses to teach is Multicultural Education, which fosters productive dialogue among her students. She and her husband, Joe, have four children and live in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. She is currently a PhD student in Childhood Studies at Rutgers University.