Generally, deaf students do not achieve as well academically as their hearing peers. Within the deaf population, African American deaf students achieve less well academically than their White peers. There are, of course, both deaf and hearing African American students who excel in school. What then, are the factors that contribute to the accomplishments of successful African American deaf students in school? The present study explored the relationship of the construct of racelessness to school success among African American deaf adolescents. Data were collected on 32 deaf adolescents from six public schools. There was little support for racelessness as a robust construct in the present study. Although exceptions existed, there was no significant relationship between racelessness and achievement.


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