Sexuality, ethnicity, and academic achievement
Calhoun, James Kevin
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The social and emotional needs of gifted African American males have been well documented. Recent studies have suggested that African American males are a special population among the gifted, dealing with separate issues from their white counterparts, including racial and ethnic identity. Issues of masculinity also seemingly complicate the issue of academic success for African American males as they are faced with the dilemma of achieving academic success and being labeled as "acting white". This study addresses another issue facing African American males, that of sexuality and its relative importance in the academic success or failure of this population.