Friendship and academics

This is related, again, to generational poverty and what that means to our students.

Generational poverty effects the students’ likelihood of getting good grades.  Getting good grades within generational poverty means that you lose your friends.

A Constrained Vision has a series of quotes from Roland Fryer on “acting white”, meaning getting good grades and how that effects the number of friends you have.

Basically:
low grades = no effect on friendship
higher grades (for whites) = more popularity
higher grades (for blacks) = same number of friends at 2.9
higher grades (for Hispanics) = least number of friends

Found somewhere on the net.  (Sorry, I didn’t mark where.)

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