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ERIC Number: EJ1120651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Crisis at the HBCU
Daniel, James Rushing
Composition Studies, v44 n2 p158-161 Fall 2016
Scholarship in composition and rhetoric has certainly addressed issues of African American economic inequality (Gilyard) and institutional austerity (Welch and Scott), yet the field has failed to address how both are united in the site of the contemporary HBCU. In particular, composition scholars have not explored how the shifts of the new economy have imperiled students at some of the most marginalized universities in the country and how compositionists might address these challenges. Strictly speaking, the standard tools of the compositionist are of marginal help when it comes to the overwhelming financial crises of the HBCU and the African American community. Because of this, the author believes that we have the additional obligation to engage with publics beyond the academy to better expose the abandonment of these institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Tennessee (Nashville)
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