Advanced level stereotypes?

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    K.B.
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    Why are many of my white and Asian peers so astounded that I, a black female, am in advanced level courses? I do not think these reactions stem from racism, but are a learned assumption from childhood that has never been corrected. Is this a common stereotype throughout our nation? What can I do to help myself and others overcome this challenge?

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    Name : K.B., Gender : F, Race : Black/African American, Age : 15, City : Raleigh, State : NC Country : United States, 
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    John K.
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    In the past, black people were typically directed into vocational tracks rather than college prep – if they were even given guidance at all. Now, the opportunities for black people have increased, and you can take whatever courses you like. Since this is a relatively recent change, non-blacks might find it different.

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    Name : John K., Gender : M, Age : 26, City : Cranford, State : NJ Country : United States, Occupation : Chemical Engineer, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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