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New book reveals conflicted racial identity among white youth

Photo of sociologist Pamela PerryUCSC sociologist Pamela Perry writes in her new book about the complex feelings white youth today have about being white, and identifies powerful forces in our nation's schools that reproduce racial inequality. "As we become a more diverse society, we can't afford to raise our kids in racial isolation," says Perry, who wrote Shades of White: White Kids and Racial Identities in High School, following two and a half years of research at two northern California high schools. (More)

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April 1-7, 2002
Vol. 6, No. 31

National Science Foundation director visiting for dedication

UC president issues first in series of newsletters on budget

Astronomers discover new class of objects in two nearby galaxies

'Eligibility in local context' program boosts UC enrollment

More Campus News: Essay contest encourages students to think about future of information technology... U.S. Rep. Sam Farr to give press conference on campus April 4... OPERS sponsors 'Wellness Week' April 8-12... Farm & Garden to hold second gopher-control workshop April 6... and more.

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