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ERIC Number: EJ1149390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-827X
A House Is Not a Home: Black Students' Responses to Racism in University Residential Halls
Hotchkins, Bryan K.; Dancy, T. Elon
Journal of College and University Student Housing, v43 n3 p42-53 2017
Participatory action research and photovoice was used to examine 20 Black students' perceptions of campus racial climate within residential learning communities. Using a qualitative constructivist case study, we examined Black students' inventories of individual and community assets, as juxtaposed to challenges, within residential domiciles at two predominantly White institutions. For the purpose of this study, photovoice was used to allow participants to accomplish the following: (a) analyze Black student community strengths and limitations; (b) facilitate relevant discourse and understandings about community concerns via group conversations and photographs; and (c) provide a forum for the presentation of students' experiential knowledge through their ontological language and images (Wang, 1999; Wiersma, 2011). Template data analysis was used to code data, and finding "our" space(s), absent while present, and perpetual homelessness emerged as identified individual and community strengths for navigation of the campus racial climate. Findings from this study inform residential housing administrators, advisers and staff about how Black student residents perceive and respond to residential climates on PWI campuses. [Discussion questions developed by Jimmy Howard.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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