ERIC Number: EJ887554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Revising Race: How Biracial Students are Changing and Challenging Student Services
Literte, Patricia E.
Journal of College Student Development, v51 n2 p115-134 Mar-Apr 2010
This research investigates the relationship between biracial college students and race-oriented student services (e.g., Office of Black Student Services). These services are organized around conventional understandings of race that assume there are five, discrete racial categories, namely, Black/African American, Latino/a, White, Asian American, and Native American. Drawing on interviews (n = 60) with students and administrators at two universities, this article examines the problems that arise when students' racial identities are incongruent with universities' views of race. This study can assist practitioners in the development of services on campuses that are characterized by increasingly fluid racial terrains in the post-Civil Rights era.
Descriptors: African American Students, Race, Civil Rights, American Indians, Racial Identification, Asian Americans, North Americans, Multiracial Persons, College Students, Classification, Universities, Interviews
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Education Level: Higher Education
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