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Describes the experiences of Black ghetto students who were placed in upper-class prep schools during the 1960s, and surveys their lives since graduation
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In this sensitive and engrossing book, a social psychologist and political sociologist report on the early graduates of A Better Chance, a program designed to recruit and prepare minority students for entry into exclusive boarding schools, elite colleges and universities, and ultimately positions of power and prestige.From Library Journal:
Two psychologists provide a perceptive analysis of the relative importance of race and class in modern American society, based on interviews with 38 graduates of the A Better Chance (ABC) program. Founded in 1963 by 16 elite prep schools, ABC worked to identify talented but poor minority middle school students and give them a chance to attend these schools. According to the authors, the program was quite successful in opening doors for inner-city and rural blacks. Most of the ABC students graduated, attended prestigious universities, and moved into high-status professional positions, thus overcoming class barriers. Nonetheless, they have often been barred from top positions because of continuing institutional racism. An interesting, well-written work despite the limited sample. Recommended for most libraries.
- Anthony O. Edmonds, Ball State Univ., Muncie, Ind.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Yale University Press, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0300054335
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