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ERIC Number: EJ1172094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8926
Exploring the Perceptions of HBCU Student Affairs Practitioners toward the Racial Diversification of Black Colleges
Palmer, Robert T.; Arroyo, Andrew T.; Maramba, Dina C.
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, v11 n1 p1-15 Mar 2018
While research has shown that the racial diversity of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is increasing, literature suggests that some stakeholders at HBCUs feel the diversification of Black colleges could change their culture, which some see as vital for promoting the success of Black students. Given this, the following study discusses findings from 1 set of stakeholders at an HBCU--student affairs practitioners--in order to understand their perspective toward the racial diversification of Black colleges. This instrumental case study not only examined perceptions of HBCU student affairs professionals toward the racial diversification of Black colleges, but also their efforts to foster a more inclusive campus climate for non-Black students. This article is important because it provides salient context for HBCUs as they further seek to increase the racial diversification of their student bodies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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