Next-Door Neighbors

Prudence L. Carter

in Keepin' It Real

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780195168624
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943968 | DOI:

Series: Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities

Next-Door Neighbors

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This chapter investigates how Latinos' racial and ethnic identities yield either similar or dissimilar educational outcomes to African American youth. It analyzes interethnic differences between African Americans and Latinos in behaviors and attitudes about “acting white” and suggests that gender has the strongest influence. It discussed findings that Latinos are more likely than Latinas to share cultural styles, such as those of hip-hop culture, with African American youths.

Keywords: Latinos; racial identities; ethnic identities; African American youth; gender; cultural styles; hip-hop culture

Chapter.  10349 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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