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ERIC Number: EJ812480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0164-7970
An Introduction to Social and Historical Factors Affecting Multiracial College Students
Shang, Paul
New Directions for Student Services, n123 p5-12 2008
Biracial and multiracial college students--students having parents from more than one racial/ethnic category--are coming to campus in increasing numbers. This article introduces social and historical factors that affect the experiences of multiracial students and describes social and political developments that may have an impact on how colleges and universities serve this mixed-race population. The author first sets a context for understanding biracial students as students of color in the twenty-first century. Second, he argues that multiracial and biracial people in the United States historically have been treated in ways that college student services providers should consider. Finally, the author describes the ways that the characteristics of current students and their precollege socialization about racial issues may be important in the development of services and approaches for serving multiracial and biracial students--and all other students as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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