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ERIC Number: ED497263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 152
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8204-5539-6
Black Students' Perceptions: The Complexity of Persistence to Graduation at an American University
Davis, R. Deborah
Peter Lang New York
This book looks at the socialization process and persistence to graduation from the perspectives of black students at American universities today. The students' perceptions discussed include what it meant to them to have a pre-college experience, the importance of expectations, the pain caused by racism, and how they were able to find "safe spaces" in what many considered a "hostile environment." This book documents and addresses what it means to be a black person getting an education in a predominantly white university. (Contains 9 figures and 2 tables.)
Peter Lang New York 29 Broadway 18th Floor, New York, NY 10006. Tel: 800-770-5264; Tel: 212-647-7706; Fax: 212-647-7707; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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