ERIC Number: ED195215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
"Plus Ca Change...?": Racism in Higher Education.
Exum, William H.
The meaning, operation, and impact of institutional racism in higher education are examined with attention to both past and present conditions. Institutional racism is examined with reference to several specific issues: barriers to the entry of blacks, as both students and staff, into American higher education; curriculum and academic programs; and treatment and on-campus experiences of blacks once entered. Brief attention is given to facilities, and other differentials between white and black institutions of higher education, as well as the relationship between black communities and white universities. The role of the status allocation functions of colleges and universities, intergroup competition and conflict in the larger society, and on campus, organizational imperatives of the institution, general societal attitudes about race, and attitudes and bigotry are considered. A distinction is made between structural and adaptive reform in attempts to combat institutional racism and its effects in academia. A bibliography is included. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Colleges, Black Community, Black Education, Black Employment, Black Students, Black Teachers, Civil Rights, College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Equal Facilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Montreal, Canada, September 2-6, 1980).