“Want to Boost Minority Achievement? End School Bullying”

High achieving black and Latino students see greater GPA drops when they’re bullied than when high achieving white students get bullied, according to a study released Tuesday.

… high-achieving black and Latino students often are bullied by their fellow students of color for being a “sell-out” or trying to “act white.” Meanwhile, racism from white students can make school doubly unwelcoming. It makes sense that minority students might see earning slightly less-stellar grades as a way to ease the pressure. If they seem less smart, they might not draw the ire of their peers.