ERIC Number: EJ1160973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Seeking Sanctuary: (Re)Claiming the Power of Historically Black Colleges and Universities as Places of Black Refuge
Mobley, Steve D., Jr.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v30 n10 p1036-1041 2017
Historically, Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have consistently functioned as engines of social change and racial uplift and are among the few places where Black culture is placed at the forefront, appreciated, and sustained. Today and in the future, it will be paramount for HBCUs to not only embody their eminent legacies of social change, but to also serve as fierce settings that will ultimately champion action-oriented change for Black communities and the society at large. This cannot happen if Black students with additional oppressed identities feel "othered" or shamed among their own within these unique post-secondary environments. In these tentative moments following the election, this work provides a call "and" challenge to HBCUs to capitalize on their unique abilities to serve as spaces of refuge for Black students, so long as they embrace the full spectrum of Blackness present.
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, College Students, Social Change, Presidents, Political Candidates, Elections, Political Campaigns, Race, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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