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Dr. Kevin Cokley's research was cited on Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC

Obama: Boys teased for ‘acting white’

Posted: August 15, 2014

President Obama’s Brother’s Keeper initiative has sparked conversation about the state of African American boys. He suggested that African American boys face the problem of being teased for academic success by those who claim these are attributes of “acting white.” In a segment entitled "Obama: Boys teased for ‘acting white’" Melissa Harris-Perry cited Dr. Cokley's research as indicating that issues of racial identity and academic achievement are far more complicated than we initially imagined.

See segment below:

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