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ERIC Number: ED538089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The Black Gender Achievement Gap: A Historical Perspective. The Claremont Letter. Volume 4, Issue 2
Perkins, Linda M.
Claremont Graduate University (NJ1)
Recent studies have discussed the growing gap of college attendance and graduation rates of women and girls. While the rate of White women's college attendance and graduation now surpasses that of men, this has been the case for Black women for over a century. Throughout the twentieth century until the present, Black women have earned more college degrees than Black men except for the decade between 1920 and 1930. This paper shall discuss the intersectionality of race and gender and how they have impacted the education of Black women and men from the nineteenth century to the present. It will shed light on the role of race and racism in reducing Black males' college attendance beginning early in the twentieth century and the consequences of the tremendous gap in Black male and female higher education attainment. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate University