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ERIC Number: ED081302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Pages: 4
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Black Students on White Campuses: Damaged Goods.
Buncombe, Marie H.
Critique, v4 n4 Jan 1973
In any number of ways, white colleges and universities stunt the development of black students on their campuses. Curriculum designed by and for the various white ethnic cultures very seldom prepares black students to handle issues and to relate effectively to members of the black community. Methods, textbooks, and materials are still overwhelmingly "white" in spite of studies in black heritage. Black students on white campuses also face the difficulty of being evaluated fairly for their work. Standards of grading are either lowered or raised to the detriment of the black students. White institutions have made little attempt to provide an adequate program for transition and adjustment into the white university world for black students. Counseling services neither understand nor are sensitive to the needs of blacks on campus. Black students should be apprised of the situation at white colleges as it really is, and decide which institution is best for them--a black institution that may be having survival problems, or a white institution where blacks must undertake the responsibility of evolving the institution into a multiracial, pluralistic academic community. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Center for the Study of Higher Education.