ERIC Number: ED028744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
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State Universities and Black Americans: An Inquiry into Desegregation and Equity for Negroes in 100 Public Universities.
Together, the 100 major state universities and land-grant colleges in the national association of such institutions enroll almost 30% of all college students in the US. A 1968 survey of the 80 predominantly white state and land-grant colleges revealed that in the 80 institutions, less than 2 of every 100 students, 1 of every 100 graduates, and 1 of every 100 faculty members are black Americans. The report's detailed case studies of 5 selected universities identify some problems faced by the institutions as well as some of the programs that offer promise for increasing educational opportunity. The institutions are the University of Alabama, Rutgers (the State University of New Jersey), the University of California at Los Angeles, Wayne State University, and Indiana University. Two conclusions are strongly suggested by the case studies: (1) black militants and radical whites in the universities appear to have little in common, and (2) the idea of a black monolith is a myth. At the 5 institutions, black militants concerned with the elimination of racial inequities expressed skepticism or outright antagonism for radical white students. Black Americans who are involved in issues of educational reform are varied in personality, philosophy and style. They are only united by discrimination experienced and by their determination to end it. Even though legal desegregation is now established, the larger problem of meaningful integration is unsolved. (WM)
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Sponsor: S & H Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.