ERIC Number: ED418206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Agony of Education. Black Students at White Colleges and Universities.
Feagin, Joe R.; Vera, Hernan; Imani, Nikitah
This book examines the barriers that African American students encounter in colleges that are predominantly white. Although many people, and much of the media, have presented a picture of U.S. universities as strongholds of multiculturalism that are devoted to racial equality. Interviews with 36 randomly selected black juniors and seniors at a predominantly white campus and 41 parents in nearby metropolitan areas show that there are many obstacles for black college students. The following chapters are included: (1) "Black Students at Predominantly White Colleges and Universities: The Rhetoric and the Reality"; (2) "Educational Choices and a University's Reputation: The Importance of Collective Memory"; (3) "Confronting White Students: The Whiteness of University Spaces"; (4)"Contending with White Instructors: 'You Can Feel When Someone Wants You Somewhere'"; (5) "Administrative Barriers to Student Progress: 'Blocked at Each Little Turn'"; (6) "Issues of Recruitment and Retention: 'If They Do Anything, It's To Encourage You To Leave'"; and (7) "Racism in Higher Education: The Need for Change." (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Educational Environment, Equal Education, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Parents, Racial Discrimination, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment
Routledge, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 (paperback: ISBN-0-415-91512-0, $18.99; clothbound: ISBN-0-415-91511-2).
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers: African Americans; White Colleges