Poverty In Academic Achievement
Thus, academic achievement is perceived as "acting white" and is negatively sanctioned by whites and the ethnics, which the child comes from. Personally, this is something I have experienced going to a practically all-white school (the only minority in my graduating class). Whites and a few of my fellow African-Americans I have encountered believe that I have become “whitewashed” and no longer black enough.
Although in this paper I do not exclusively discuss Latinas as a separate entity, I would like to give some background in the differences between male and female Latinos. Female Latinos outnumbered their male counterpart (57% to 43%) in college classrooms (Lango 1995). Perhaps, this may be a cultural since we see the same trend with US-born population (Lewin 2006). I just want to recognize that gender also plays a role in academic achievement in Latinos as well as other ethnic