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Cole, Eddie R. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
This essay revisits college presidents during the early 1960s to investigate the long history of how academic leaders manage racial unrest on college campuses. Throughout time, the concept of a welcoming and inclusive climate for black students on majority-white campuses has functioned as an illusion alongside the prevailing reality of racism on…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Activism, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations
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Richards, David A. R.; Awokoya, Janet T.; Bridges, Brian K.; Clark, Christine – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Critical Race Theory contends that institutions codify and sustain racial inequalities even absent explicitly racist motives or actions. College ranking systems perpetuate such institutional racism by socially constructing minority-serving institutions (MSIs) as less valuable and prestigious. By assigning greater worth to criteria favoring more…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Equal Education, Institutional Characteristics
Prystowsky, Richard J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Colleges and universities have long recognized the need to address inequities affecting students from underrepresented or underserved groups. Despite efforts undertaken by dedicated individuals, large-scale, national change in this area has not been realized. In this article, we address two major factors underlying this disappointing result (the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Models, Disproportionate Representation
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Blum, Lawrence – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
In this article, I argue (1) affirmative action diverts attention from more urgent needs of racial justice in education--better quality K-12 education, and better quality and more accessible public higher education; (2) the increasing wealth of students at affirmative action institutions is a sign of diminished quality of those students compared…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Student Diversity, Racial Relations, Social Justice
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Posselt, Julie Renee; Jaquette, Ozan; Bielby, Rob; Bastedo, Michael N. – American Educational Research Journal, 2012
The competitive dynamics that sustain stratification among postsecondary institutions have reinforced racial inequality in selective college enrollment between 1972 and 2004. Using a data set constructed from four nationally representative surveys (National Longitudinal Survey 1972, High School & Beyond 1980, National Educational Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Enrollment Trends, Race, Asian American Students
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Pittman, Chavella T. – Journal of Negro Education, 2010
This study was an examination of how African American faculty discussed their coping with racially stressful classrooms. Despite aims for racial equality in higher education, the classroom has been a significant site of racial stressors for African American facility. Analysis of interviews with 16 (8 women, 8 men) African American faculty at a…
Descriptors: African American Students, Coping, African American Teachers, Stress Variables
Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
Racial and gender inequities persist among college students, despite ongoing efforts to combat them. Students of color face alienation, stereotyping, low expectations, and lingering racism even as they actively engage in the academic and social worlds of college life. "The Unchosen Me" examines the experiences of African American collegiate women…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Race, Females
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Harper, Shaun R.; Patton, Lori D.; Wooden, Ontario S. – Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Higher education has been characterized as "one of the greatest hopes for intellectual and civic progress in this country. Yet for many Americans, however, it has been seen as part of the problem rather than the solution" (Boyer, 1997, p. 85). Some have acknowledged that higher education is a public good through which individual participation…
Descriptors: African American Students, Higher Education, Race, Access to Education
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Gafford Muhammad, Crystal – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2009
The goal of the present paper is to recount a legal history of the Ayers case from its inception through the Fifth Circuit's 2004 approval and the Supreme Court's decline to review the 2001 settlement agreement, ending 30 years of litigation. Then from the critical race theoretical frame of interest convergence, I argue that while the "Ayers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Court Litigation, White Students, Critical Theory
Malveaux, Julianne – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2004
While policy-makers and educational administrators decry the underrepresentation of African American students in institutions of higher education, groups like the Center for Individual Rights (CIR) work to limit African American presence on campuses even more. While innovative programmers build programs that will attract African American students…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Minority Groups, Higher Education, Court Litigation