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Swimming against the tide : African American girls and science education

Swimming Against the Tide

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Temple University Press, Philadelphia, p.213 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb Q183.3 .A1 H367 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/7815619

Keywords:

African American girls--Education--United States, Racism in education--United States, Science--Study and teaching--United States, Sexism in science--United States

Notes:

"'They looked at us like we were not supposed to be scientists,' says one young African American girl, describing one openly hostile reaction she encountered in the classroom. In this significant study, Sandra Hanson explains that although many young minority girls are interested in science, the racism and sexism in the field discourage them from pursuing it after high school. Those girls that remain highly motivated to continue studying science must 'swim against the tide.'"