Fighting a racist legacy

Toch, T.; Wagner, B.
December 1991
U.S. News & World Report;12/9/91, Vol. 111 Issue 24, p74
Examines the increasing number of private institutions that are attempting to strengthen the education of black students by emphasizing African and African-American culture. There are about 350 `Afrocentric' academies nationwide, educating some 50,000 students. Critics attack the idea of schooling blacks separately; The aim is greater self-esteem and higher test scores, not racial separatism; Ivy Leaf Middle School in Philadelphia; Paying off academically; Details.


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