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Poon, OiYan A.; Segoshi, Megan S. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Few studies have focused on the role of Asian Americans in influencing how race is understood in affirmative action debates. However, accounting for the complicating presence of Asian Americans in the racial politics of affirmative action has become increasingly important. Informed by racial formation theory, this critical discourse analysis of…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Affirmative Action, Racial Factors, Ideology
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Karkouti, Ibrahim Mohamad – Education, 2016
This paper examines the effects of negligence toward diversity issues on campus racial climate, describes how exclusionary practices affect minority students' (i.e., Asian American, Hispanic, Black, and Native American) educational experiences, and addresses faculty issues relevant to diversity. In addition, the paper identifies the factors that…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Higher Education, Organizational Culture, College Faculty
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Boykin, Tiffany Fountaine; Palmer, Robert T. – Journal of Negro Education, 2016
The racial diversification of America's higher education system has been at the forefront of legal argument for the last seventy-five years. Ground-breaking decisions birthed the inclusion of affirmative action policies in higher education after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In recent years, both the utility and constitutionality…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Affirmative Action, Higher Education
Kahlenberg, Richard D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
At Middlebury College--and on campuses throughout the country--class is coming out of the closet. Long hidden from view, economic status is emerging from the shadows, as once-taboo discussions are taking shape. The growing economic divide in America, and on American campuses, has given rise to new student organizations, and new dialogues, focused…
Descriptors: Student Costs, Socioeconomic Status, Social Class, College Students
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Nieli, Russell K. – Academic Questions, 2008
Diversity is said to bring about a host of educational benefits, yet on campus or off, things aren't working out the way diversity experts planned. In this article, the author reviews recent research challenging the "contact hypothesis," which asserts that putting individuals of disparate cultural backgrounds in the classroom and other…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Educational Benefits, Cultural Background, Racial Relations
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Pike, Gary R.; Kuh, George D.; Gonyea, Robert M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2007
Affirmative action in college admissions is based on the premise that a diverse student body contributes to interactions among students from different backgrounds, which are in turn positively related to desirable outcomes of college. This study evaluates the merits of this rationale for affirmative action by examining the direct and indirect…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Admission, Student Diversity, College Students
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Harper, Shaun R.; Hurtado, Sylvia – New Directions for Student Services, 2007
In this article, the authors synthesize fifteen years of research about campus racial climates and present nine themes that emerged from a multi-institutional qualitative study they conducted. The primary goal is to illuminate trends that persist on many college and university campuses, especially those that are predominantly White. At the end of…
Descriptors: Campuses, Race, Student Attitudes, Organizational Change