ERIC Number: ED225467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Dealing with the Minority Issues.
Brown, Charles I.
Issues concerning white students at the historically or predominantly black colleges are identified, along with related studies. Although some educators projected that the funding of traditionally black colleges and universities (TECU's) would increase in proportion to the white presence, it is claimed that state, federal, and philanthropic funds given to TBCU's have consistently been below the amounts given to white colleges. It is proposed that desegregation is achieved to the degree it succeeds in modifying the social institutions, the personal behaviors, and the value system that supported the structure of segregation (e.g., separate schools for races and peoples, denial of equal access to public places, and laws preventing free occupational choice). It is suggested that the total transition from a segregated to an integrated society will involve some costs to the social system. Studies are cited regarding: educational and occupational aspirations of students entering predominantly white and predominantly black colleges; U.S. higher education financing; the role of institutional research in higher education desegregation issues; and faculty and administrator attitudes regarding their minority status at traditionally white/traditionally black colleges. The publishing and research activities of the Institute on Desegregation, North Carolina Central University, are briefly noted. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: This paper was identified by a joint project of the Institute on Desegregation at North Carolina Central University and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education at The George Washington University. The paper was also presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Louisville, KY, October 29-31, 1980).