Harvard Educational Review
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    Hiding in the Ivy

    American Indian Students and Visibility in Elite Educational Settings

    Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy
    In this article, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy explores how the experiences of Tom, Debbie, and Heather, three Native American students attending Ivy League universities in the 1990s, reflect larger societal beliefs and statements about the perceived place of Native Americans in higher education and U.S. society. Brayboy posits that Native Americans are visible in these institutions in ways that contribute to their marginalization, surveillance, and oppression. In response, the three Native American students exercise strategies that make them invisible to the largely White communities in which they attend school. These strategies help to preserve the students’ sense of cultural integrity, but further serve to marginalize them on campus. At times, the students in the study make themselves visible to emphasize that they are a voice in the campus community. Brayboy argues that these strategies, while possibly confusing to the layperson, make sense if viewed from the perspective of the students preserving their cultural integrity. (pp. 125–152)

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    Summer 2004 Issue

    Abstracts

    Hiding in the Ivy
    American Indian Students and Visibility in Elite Educational Settings
    Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy
    “Halal-ing” the Child
    Reframing Identities of Resistance in an Urban Muslim School
    N. Suad Nasir
    Names Will Never Hurt Me?
    Manju Varma-Joshi, Cynthia Baker, and Connie Tanaka

    Book Notes

    Tough Fronts
    By L. Janelle Dance

    Temperament in the Classroom
    By Barbara K. Keogh

    Same, Different, Equal
    By Rosemary C. Salomone

    The Gatekeepers
    By Jacques Steinberg

    Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
    By Judith D. Singer and John B. Willett